Four Caribbean nationals nabbed with drugs
Two Jamaicans, a Grenadian and a Vincentian are to appear in court here today following recent drug seizures.
Elvis Touissant, a 42-year-old Grenadian national residing in St. Vincent and William Percival Browne, a 34-year-old Vincentian national, have been arrested and charged following the seizure of a drug shipment with over 400 pounds of cannabis in an operation on the beach at Derricks, St James on Monday night.
The two have been jointly charged with possession, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and importation of the 466.18 pounds of illegal drugs.
Following the drug seizure, which occurred on February 16 around 8.30 p.m., the men were also charged with entering Barbados other than at port of entry and disembarking without the consent of an Immigration Officer.
They are expected to appear in the Holetown/District E Court today.
In the meantime, two Jamaican nationals have been nabbed at the airport with drugs.
Natalee Ffrench [spelling given by police], a 28-year old Jamaican national, arrived at the Grantley Adams International Airport by air on February 14 from Jamaica. She was interviewed by police and referred to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) where she subsequently passed out two pounds of cannabis she had ingested.
Another Jamaican national, Natalee Sasha Crooks, who arrived on the same flight, was also detained. The 24-year-old was interviewed by police and referred to the QEH where she subsequently passed out one pound of cannabis she had ingested.
Ffrench and Crooks are expected to appear at the District B Magistrates’ Court today.