ANTIGUA – Firefighter allegedly found with cocaine

LONDON –– A local fire police officer was arrested on her arrival at London’s Gatwick International Airport after she was reportedly found with cocaine strapped to her body.

The woman, 36-year-old Sceneta Nanton was nabbed as she when she was being processed by Customs officials on August 26, a police source said, upon her arrival in London on a straight flight from the V C Bird International Airport.

Local fire fighter Sceneta Nanton is to face the court after she was nabbed with drugs at one of London’s airports.
Local firefighter Sceneta Nanton is to face the court after she was nabbed with drugs at one of London’s airports.

Public Safety Minister Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin confirmed the incident, as well as Acting Fire Chief, Elvis Weaver.

“I would not like to say anything about that. I will leave it to the Commissioner of Police and the CID [CriminalInvestigations Department] but only to say yes that is so,” Assistant Commissioner of Police, Weaver said when asked about the woman’s detention.

The officer who has been a serving member of the constabulary for over six years resided in All Saints and is said to be the mother of three children.

Nanton is reportedly facing several charges in the UK, to include possession and importation of the Class A drug. While the constabulary has not disclosed specific details

about the matter, some of its members took to social media to express shock as they noted the reputation of the Antigua & Barbuda Royal Police Force has been taking a beating in recent years with several of its members being convicted for various crimes.

Source: (Antigua Observer)

4 Responses to ANTIGUA – Firefighter allegedly found with cocaine

  1. dave September 1, 2015 at 6:19 am

    One of the most corrupt places west of the Equator. What do you expect ?

  2. Joseph Harding September 1, 2015 at 9:31 am

    I don’t think that you can have a place West of the equator, seeing that the equator runs East to West.

  3. Steve September 1, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    I am always confounded by indivisuals who seem to think that they have found innovated ways to beat Custom searches. .
    Being a Customs officer for 35 years myself I often wonder who tells these clowns that they can evade Customs by swallowing, bodypacking , hideing things in foods ,liquor, breadfruits, seal cans, and a million other ways that are all known to Customs officers ,because we have seen it all . As an Officer i’ve seen just about any thing imaginable when it comes to travellers and the ways they’ll try to evade searches.The majority are caught.
    Don’t for a moment think you are so clever you can beat the system. Think again.
    Don’t for a moment believe that if you are Police Officer, Fireman that Custom will smile and wave you on. Maybe in the Islands ,but not outside the West Indies.

  4. Antiguan November 21, 2015 at 4:11 am

    You guys are so stupid. The issue at hand has to do with an individual not the island of Antigua. So to say it is “One of the most corrupt places,” it is ignorance to the highest extent. Barbados is a small corrupt island as well. Didn’t know know that?


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