Crime & Police ONDCP Uncategorized 

Deon Perkins Arrested in Connection with $11 million worth Cocaine Drug Bust

Deon Perkins, a 41 year old resident from Union Road, Hatton was arrested by Officers of the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP), on Wednesday 3 January, 2018 after a successful drug interdiction on Sir George Walter Highway. As previously indicated, Two hundred and eighty- six (286) bricks of Cocaine with a combined weight of 336.40 kilograms or (740.8lbs) were seized with a total estimated wholesale value of Eleven Million Eight Hundred and Seven Thousand, Six Hundred and Forty EC Dollars ($11,807,640.00 ECD) PERKINS was charged with…

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Crime & Police ONDCP 

ONDCP Intercepts Over $11 million worth of Cocaine

On Wednesday January 3, 2018, ONDCP officers conducted a successful drug interdiction on the Sir George Walter Highway during which, a large quantity of cocaine was seized. A total of 286 bricks of Cocaine with a combined weight of 336.40 kilograms or (740.8lbs) was found. The drug carries an estimated wholesale value of Eleven Million Eight Hundred and Seven Thousand, Six Hundred and Forty Thousand ($11,807,640.00 ECD). One Antiguan resident has been arrested in connection with this operation. Investigations are ongoing.

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Crime & Police ONDCP 

Scott’s Hill Man Fined Over $10K for Drugs & Ammo

Nickayal Blaize of Scott’s Hill has to find $10,500 forthwith, or serve two years at Her Majesty’s Prison, after he was convicted in St. Johns Magistrate’s Court on multiple ammunition and drug charges. He appeared before Chief Magistrate Joann Walsh on Monday charged with Possession of Eighty-nine .22 Blank rounds of ammunition, possession of ten 9mm rounds, Possession of four .38 rounds and Possession one .380 round of Ammunition. He was also charged for having unlawfully in his Possession, 158.9 grams of Cannabis. He pleaded guilty to all charges and…

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Crime & Police ONDCP 

Approximately One Hundred Thousand Dollars worth of Drugs found in Parham

On Friday 10th November, 2017, the ONDCP conducted a successful drug interdiction operation in the Parham area during which a quantity of Cannabis and Cash, (US and Eastern Caribbean currency) were retrieved. The Cannabis weighs a total of 229lbs 1oz and carries an estimated wholesale value of Nine Hundred and Sixteen Thousand, Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($916,250.00 ECD) and cash which amounted to One Thousand, One hundred and Seven US Dollars ($1,107.00) and Thirty – Seven Thousand, Seven Hundred and Thirty-Six Dollars and Seven cents EC ($37,736.07 ECD). Three…

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Crime & Police ONDCP 

Police Seized Over 90lbs of Drugs in Mayonnaise

Ninety-Two pounds of Cannabis, concealed inside mayonnaise was seized by the police at V.C. Bird International Airport on Thursday. The illegal substance was found aboard Caribbean Airline Flight #459 from Kingston Jamaica. Members of the Police K-9 Unit were on duty at the airport carrying out a routine check, when one of the dogs alerted the handler to five cardboard boxes packed with mayonnaise. A search was carried out on the boxes, and thirty-eight tightly wrapped packages of Cannabis were found concealed inside each plastic jar. The items were seized…

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Legal ONDCP 

Court of Appeal Upholds Constitutionality of the Civil Forfeiture Regime in Antigua & Barbuda

The Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court has upheld the Constitutionality of Antigua and Barbuda’s civil forfeiture regime, which provides for the forfeiting of the proceeds and instrumentalities of crime without the need for a criminal conviction. The appeal was brought by Ahmed Williams after a forfeiture order was made by Justice Clare Henry against his two parcels of real property. Williams had previously been convicted of possession of cocaine with intent to sell. At trial, Williams maintained that his assets were not obtained through money laundering…

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Crime & Police ONDCP 

Two Barrels of Weed Found at Deep Water Harbor Port Yesterday Valued Over $1m, No Arrests

On Tuesday 28th February, 2017, a joint operation between the ONDCP, the Customs & Excise Division and the Antigua and Barbuda Port Authority was conducted at the Deep Water Harbour. A search led to the discovery of two (2) barrels containing compressed (Arizona) Cannabis and a handful of personal effects. The barrels originated from the USA. The Cannabis weighs a total of 252lbs 6oz and carries an estimated wholesale value of One Million, Nine Thousand Five Hundred Dollars (XCD $1,009,500.00) No arrests were made and investigations are ongoing. The Office…

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Crime & Police ONDCP 

ONDCP seize 2.37 million dollars’ worth of Cocaine and Cannabis in Urlings

On Monday 23rd January, 2017, the ONDCP conducted an operation in the Urlings area. The search yielded 26 packages of Cannabis weighing 147 lbs in total, 9 cannabis plants and 45 bricks of Cocaine with a total weight of 50.90 kgs. The Cocaine carries an estimated wholesale value of One Million Seven Hundred and Eighty-Six Thousand Five Hundred and Ninety Dollars (XCD $1,786,590.00) whilst the estimated wholesale value of the Cannabis is Five Hundred and Eighty-Eight Thousand Dollars (XCD $588,000.00). The total estimated wholesale value of both drugs is Two…

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ONDCP 

Croft says ONDCP work with Brazilian Authorities Influenced by No One

The Director of ONDCP, Lt Col Edward Croft, says that neither he nor any member of the command of his organization received any instructions from any official with regard to documents requested by Brazilian investigative authorities regarding the activities of Odebrecht and a bank in Antigua. The ONDCP Director’s statement follows an allegation that a high-level government official had been requested by an ‘intermediary’ to refrain from providing to international authorities various banking documents that would reveal illicit payments made by the Division of Structured Operations on behalf of a…

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ONDCP 

Another $640,000 Worth of Weed Off the Streets as Antiguan National is Arrested with 156lbs of Cannabis

Last Wednesday 23rd November 2016, the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) successfully conducted another counter-drug operation. As a result of an operation, which resulted in the seizure of 156lbs of cannabis, an Antiguan national, Samuel Friths, employed by Caribbean Airport Services (CAS) as a Ramp Supervisor, was arrested and charged. The operation took place in the parking lot of the Mount St. John’s Medical Center. In a twist of fate, the 54-year-old fell ill during the course of the operation, was immediately hospitalized and was discharged…

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