Inter-Island Drug Bust: $72 Million Marijuana Seized in Barbados

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By Chantalé Fletcher

ONE Colombian national was arrested in connection with marijuana with a street value of more than $72 million in Barbados.

The arrest came after months of surveillance, intelligence gathering and collaboration with law enforcement officers in Trinidad and Tobago and  Barbados.

This according to a Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) release on Saturday.

Reports stated in June 2020, the police officers investigated a person of interest who was suspected of controlling a drug ring based in central Trinidad with regional and international links.

The suspect and another man then boarded a flight to Barbados in late June 2022 when Barbados law enforcement was notified and their assistance was requested.

However, the TTPS continued to gather intelligence and maintained relations with Barbados law enforcement and as a result discovered that a shipment of drugs landed in Barbados on July 29, 2022.

Police said that in August, Barbados law enforcement breached the “stash house” in Barbados where they found and seized 481 kilograms of marijuana with a street value of TT $72,063,420.

Investigations are continuing.



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