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Saint Lucia Police Seize Cargo Ship with Drugs and Guns

Friday 30th September, 2011. 

 

On Saturday the 24th of September, 2011, about 10:30pm, a combined unit of police officers intercepted a Cargo Ship, six (6) nautical miles off Soufriere. A thorough search was conducted and police recovered several items which include: thirty (30) kilos of cocaine, forty-six (46) kilos of cannabis, one 12-gauge shotgun, fifteen (15) rounds of 12-gauge ammunition, thirty-five (35) rounds of 9mm ammunition and five (5) military explosive grenades which were all concealed in a compartment at the extreme front of the ship which is currently in the custody of the police.

There were six Guyanese nationals onboard the ship who were all arrested and taken into police custody, pending various charges.

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