Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Jamaican chef on drug charges


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Members of the Drug Squad have arrested and charged Jamaican national Martell Antonio Stewart, 41, for four drug offences.
Stewart, a chef, arrived  by  air  from Jamaica  last Wednesday and was interviewed by Police after  clearing  Immigration.  He  was  referred  to a  medical  facility  where  he  passed  out  32  packets containing  cannabis which he had ingested. 
He has been charged with possession of one pound of cannabis, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and importation.
He is to appear at  the District  ‘B’  Magistrate’s Court tomorrow. 
In a separate matter, the captain and crew of a ship registered in Guyana are assisting police with investigations into the seizure of a quantity of cannabis and cocaine.
According to police public relations officer Inspector David Welch, this follows an operation carried out on Friday by members of the Drug  Squad and  Customs  and  Excise  Department supported  by  the  Police  Canine  Unit, Marine  Unit  and  the  Barbados  Coast  Guard,  onboard  RudisaGlobal which is  berthed at the Bridgetown Port. (PR/NB)

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