Civil engineer held with ganja worth $837,000

A 34-year-old civil engineer is due in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today on drug related offences.

Duane Ryan Gittens, of Lot #405 Westwood Drive, St James, was arrested on August 31 following an operation at the Bridgetown Port conducted by the Drug Squad and Customs Enforcement Division.

Police say 40 pails of adhesive glue, each containing a quantity of cannabis wrapped in brown tape, were discovered.

Investigations further revealed that these pails arrived in Barbados onboard a cargo vessel from St Lucia and were consigned to a company in Barbados.

Investigations conducted by the Drug Squad led to the arrest of Gittens.

He was charged with possession, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and importation of cannabis.

The weight of the drugs was 418.8 lbs with an estimated street value of over $837,000.

He is expected to appear in the District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday,  September 5, 2017

28 Responses to Civil engineer held with ganja worth $837,000

  1. Divine Duchess
    Divine Duchess September 5, 2017 at 8:30 am

    Bleh real ppl money burn up yuh…chaa

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  2. nanci September 5, 2017 at 8:34 am

    he put his civil engineering knowledge to work, but behold it didnt. Drugs not only sold and operated by street kids. I know a public servant that planted and harvested drugs in a home that was being built, he got the jobless, school less kids to watch and sell the drugs, while he got the lion share of the profits. No one can be trusted these days. If he’s a civil engineer, that means he have a good paying job, but thats when you want more and more.

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  3. Andrea Mayers
    Andrea Mayers September 5, 2017 at 8:37 am

    Hummmmm wrong is wrong, but why was the name of the person(s) linked with that big cocaine find last week at the port not given yet…hummmm

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  4. Kaiser Sose
    Kaiser Sose September 5, 2017 at 8:40 am

    Dude that’s dirt weed too brown. No one even smokes that cheap crap in America wow.

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    • Bernard Mccollin
      Bernard Mccollin September 5, 2017 at 10:34 am

      Man that’s AMERICA , how can I compare

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    • Kaiser Sose
      Kaiser Sose September 5, 2017 at 10:44 am

      That stuff isn’t worth over 800 stacks, they don’t know what they are talking about.Well learn ya strands.

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    • Anitra Shorts Craig
      Anitra Shorts Craig September 5, 2017 at 12:14 pm

      Wack garbage

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    • Kaiser Sose
      Kaiser Sose September 5, 2017 at 12:22 pm

      Yup Home grown stress low THC

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  5. jrsmith September 5, 2017 at 8:53 am

    As easy as the drugs being ship to businesses in barbados, this now shows how easy it is, to import both guns and drugs through our sea port..This make you think some one slipped up here , but whos next…………..

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  6. jrsmith September 5, 2017 at 8:55 am

    I do hope the proceeds of crime act comes into play here ………

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  7. Ryan Videodv
    Ryan Videodv September 5, 2017 at 9:10 am

    Times hard and people going take any way out some commit suicide sometimes.

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  8. Milli Watt September 5, 2017 at 9:39 am

    want to know bout de cocaine last week and who charge for that.

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  9. Sue Donym September 5, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Wow! Every detail except his great aunt’s phone number. Now where was that recent $2m cocaine haul?

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  10. Lynda Bonnett
    Lynda Bonnett September 5, 2017 at 9:45 am

    Hmmm

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  11. Waiting September 5, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Yes we are waiting to hear about the $2M drug haul. Will we get it? We look forward to transparency and total disclosure.

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  12. Keith Forde
    Keith Forde September 5, 2017 at 10:12 am

    THE AUTHORITIES WERE QUICK TO POST THE NAME OF THE PERSON THAT BROUGHT IN $ 837.000 WORTH OF GANGA INTO BARBADOS,BUT WITHELD THE NAME OF THE OTHER PERSON THAT BRING 2 MILLION WORTH OF STUFF…( AS ADONIJAH WOULD SAY,THEY ARE TWO BARBADOSES)

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    • Dennis Smith
      Dennis Smith September 5, 2017 at 11:03 am

      Maybe the media is to blame for that one

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    • Dario T. Clarke
      Dario T. Clarke September 5, 2017 at 1:09 pm

      MAYBE they realize that Meth is so much worse than weed that they (the police) are conducting investigations and have made a wise choice not to release the name therefore not putting a family at risk for retaliation but whomever sent it down here in the first place

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  13. Nathaniel Anderson September 5, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Drugs can be found in the port so why not guns?

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  14. Alex Alleyne September 5, 2017 at 10:29 am

    @Sue, you beat me to it. Exactly what I was thinking.

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  15. Camille September 5, 2017 at 11:16 am

    What about the coke last week??? nuff professionals can’t find jobs in their field…it sticky or there…i would like all perpetrators to be held under the same microscope tho…

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  16. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn September 5, 2017 at 11:36 am

    THE COMPANY DON’T HAVE A NAME.

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  17. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn September 5, 2017 at 11:44 am

    No one can’t used a company name with out permissionof the company If this company was held by America DEA we will know already WHO is this company. And this can’t be the first time that this company bringing in Marijuana. Now the police have to check to see how much Times this person was using this company name to bring in Marijuana. This is how all these guns coming in BARBADOS

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  18. hcalndre September 5, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    jrsmith; the crime act must include bribery.

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  19. Bobotheclown September 5, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    Why are you naive fools so blind folded that it has taken so long to finally see that Officers at our Ports of entry are aiding and abetting, and making lots of money from Criminals and Criminal syndicates.As some one who has been privileged to have worked in Law enforcement ,I would point out to anyone that would want to know,there is a pattern to all these illegal guns,drugs and COntraband imports.A Careful look and one would see a pattern .Only on certain days are some companies containers cleared by Cutoms.Furthermore,and with a bit more scrutiny, it would be noticed by a keen,observant eye that there are Certain Officers that are on the job when a specific importers, or a specific container is to be cleared. Make no mistake, this is designed, not coincidental. If indeed there is to be a serious attempt to alleviate the guns and drug imports,those in charge must change the current way of doing things,switching people around without notice .It is then and only then every law abiding Barbarian would start seeing the results.

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