Two men held at sea with drugs worth $20,000

Members of the Drug Squad have arrested and charged two Christ Church men in connection with a number of drug-related offences, committed on August 15 within the territorial waters of Barbados.

Arrested are 53-year-old Tony Andrew Barrow of Oistins and 48-year-old Clive Dacosta Wilson of Callenders.

Members of the Drug Squad and the Marine Unit conducted an operation at sea during which a fishing boat carrying Barrow and Wilson was intercepted. A subsequent search of the boat revealed three packages each containing cannabis concealed in a bucket containing fishing gear. The drugs weighed five and a half pounds with an estimated value of $20,000.

The two men were arrested and charged with unlawful possession of cannabis, unlawful possession with intent to supply, trafficking cannabis and importation of cannabis.

Both appeared before Magistrate Edwin Watts in the Oistins Court today and pleaded not guilty to the offences. They were granted bail in the sum of $30,000 to reappear in court on November 19.

 

4 Responses to Two men held at sea with drugs worth $20,000

  1. Richard Johnston August 20, 2017 at 2:05 am

    What does “held at sea” mean if they are on shore?

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  2. harry turnover August 20, 2017 at 7:25 am

    Where did you see ” shore” in the article ? and isn’t shore a PART OF THE SEA ?

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  3. Mark August 21, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    I must say that this is one of the ways that guns are coming into the country. Just as you have to create a flight plan when you fly small planes. All fishermen should have to submit a sea rout plan that way the Coast Guard can manage who are entering and leaving our waters on a daily bases. Coast Guard will net the drug dealers and the gun smugglers if we can have all fishermen and boat owners create a sea plan when ever they leaves the shores.

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  4. Mark August 21, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    I must say that this is one of the ways that guns are coming into the country. Just as you have to create a flight plan when you fly small planes. All fishermen should have to submit a sea rout plan that way the Coast Guard can manage who are entering and leaving our waters on a daily bases. Coast Guard will net the drug dealers and the gun smugglers if we can have all fishermen and boat owners create a sea plan when ever they leaves the shores.

    Reply

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