LABELLED the largest ever cocaine drug bust in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) as well as any other British overseas territory, Darren Davis, a policeman who was arrested, is asking to not be placed in the same prison that he himself placed inmates.
The request was made through his lawyer when he appeared in court on Tuesday according to bvinews.com
Darren Davis, 41, and his brother Liston Davis have been charged with several offences including charged with keeping a firearm without a license, possession of a prohibited firearm, and three counts of possession of cocaine with intent to supply.
Bvinews.com reported that according to the allegation listed before the court, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) was conducting an extensive investigation on a suspected drug smuggling operation last Friday.
Davis was observed around 6 pm meeting an unknown person in the area of Balsam Ghut heading to a property where the shipping container of cocaine was found. Liston Davis was also observed heading towards the property. Police reportedly executed a search warrant and approached a parked rental vehicle where two unidentified persons exited and fled the scene.
Police were unable to capture the persons and three bales of what police suspected to be cocaine were discovered in a vehicle while two boxes containing 10-kilogram blocks were found in another.
The container stored 60 bales of cocaine and a garbage bag with two loaded guns.
It was later stated that the prohibited firearm was a FAB MWG rifle with one magazine, while the second firearm was a Glock 40 Taurus handgun.
Over 2000 kilograms were found in the container and just 180 kilograms were found between the two vehicles, bvinews.com reported.
Liston Davis was subsequently arrested on Sunday, and Darren Davis on Monday.
Bail was denied for the brothers and they are scheduled to return to court on January 21, 2021, bvinews.com reported.
This drug bust comes around the same time, Belgium authorities discovered over 11 tonnes of cocaine shipped from Guyana also last week with an estimated street value of €900 million. Two persons have been since arrested international reports stated.