Three charged in connection with multi-million dollar drug bust

Three men are due to appear in court on Monday in connection with last Thursday’s multi-million dollar drug seizure at sea.

Michael Emmanuel Yarde, 42, of Drax Hall Jump, St George, David Ian Brathwaite, 64, of 3rd Avenue, Parris Gap, St Michael, and Guyanese national Abdool Sameer Manan, 37, have been arrested and charged with a number of drug offences following the haul.

Lawmen seized 50.5 kilograms of cocaine with a street value of $2.5 million, and 160 pounds of marijuana with a street value of $640,000 during a joint operation of the Barbados coast Guard, the Police Marine Unit, the Drug Squad and the Regional Security System, when they intercepted a vessel with two Barbadians on board on Thursday.

Yarde and Brathwaite have been charged with unlawful possession of cannabis; unlawful possession of cocaine; possession of cocaine with intent to supply; possession of cannabis with intent to supply, trafficking of cocaine, trafficking of cannabis; importation of cocaine; importation of cannabis; conspiracy to traffic cocaine; and conspiracy to traffic cannabis.

Manan, the third man to be arrested in connection with the bust, has been charged with conspiracy to traffic cocaine; conspiracy to traffic cannabis; trafficking cocaine, and trafficking cannabis.

3 Responses to Three charged in connection with multi-million dollar drug bust

  1. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn July 3, 2017 at 4:42 am

    I WANT TO HEAR HOW MUCH GET CHARGED WITH GUNS. BARBADOS LAWS NEED CHANGING. REFUSING TO DO THAT . THEY COULD WELL AS STOP INVESTING IN HOTELS AND START TO INVEST IN PRISONS HOSPITALS AND CEMETERY. REASON,JUST NOW TOURIST WILL STOP COMING TO BARBADOS. THE LAWS NEED CHANGING. WHEN A PERSON GET CHARGED WITH A GUN NO BAIL.OR IF HE KILL SOMEONE NO BAIL. THESE SAME PEOPLE THAT GET BAIL CONTINUES TO DO CRIMES. CHECK WITH THE COURT AND YOU WILL SEE. POLITICIANS AND LAWYER ARE THE ONES THAT RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL OF THESE CRIMES. UNTIL THEY CHANGE THE LAWS THEY COULD STOP BUILDING NEWS HOTELS. JUST NOW ALL OF THEM WILL REMAIN EMPTY. BARBADOS IS GETTING JUST LIKE JAMAICA AND TRINIDAD. POLITICIANS REFUSED TO PUT LAWS IN PLACE. WHEN THE RULING PARTY SAY ONE THING .THE OPPOSITION PARTY SAY ANOTHERTHING. RIGHT NOW THOSE 2 COUNTRIES AIN’T SAFE NO MORE. VISITING THEM IS A CHANCE YOU TAKING WITH YOUR LIFE.

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  2. smiley July 3, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    We definitely need stiffer penalties these criminals know that Barbados soft on crime

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  3. Peter July 3, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    Dem de planning to do some serious drug sellin fuh de Crop Ovah season. Now dat is entrepreneurship.

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