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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ONDCP 

Antigua-Barbuda Compliance Officer’s Forum a Success

The Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) in association with Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) successfully completed the Antigua-Barbuda Compliance Officers Forum at the Halcyon Cove by Rex Resorts. The two day event was held on November 23rd and 24th and specifically targeted Compliance Officers. It commenced with an opening ceremony where the feature address was delivered by the Honorable Gaston Browne Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda who focused on the important issues of Corresponding Banking and De-risking. He also reiterated his Government’s commitment to…

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Crime & Police ONDCP 

Jamaican Duo nabbed with over 170lbs of Cannabis Worth Over $680,000

On Friday 25th November 2016, the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) conducted a counter-drug operation in the Cedar Grove area. A 46 year old Jamaican male and a 32 year old Jamaican female were held in connection with the successful operation which netted a total of 170lbs 6ozs of cannabis. The drug which is believed to originate from Jamaica, carries an estimated wholesale value of Six Hundred and Eighty-One Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($681,500.00 XCD).   A search of the Jamaican male’s residence led to…

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Crime & Police ONDCP 

ONDCP strikes again, 171lbs of Cannabis Seized

Just three (3) days after a successful seizure of approximately 853lbs of Compressed Cannabis, The Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) conducted another successful counter-drug operation. On Friday 21st October 2016, two (2) men, 59-year-old Kirton POTTER and 32-year-old David NELSON, were held in the Powells Area with a small amount of Cannabis. Subsequently, a search warrant executed at a POTTER’s Residence led to the discovery of an additional 170lbs 12ozs of Cannabis. The combined weight of drugs seized totals 171lbs and carries an estimated wholesale…

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Crime & Police ONDCP 

Two Antiguan Nationals caught with over 853lbs of Cannabis in Old Road today

The Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) conducted a counter-drug operation in the early hours of Tuesday 18th October 2016 in the Old Road area. The operation resulted in the arrest of two Antiguan males and a seizure of 853lbs 14ozs of Compressed Cannabis. The drug carries an estimated wholesale value of One Million, Seven Hundred And Seven Thousand, Seven Hundred and Fifty EC Dollars ($1,707,750.00 XCD). During the operation, a white pickup refused to comply with officers’ instructions to stop and a chase ensued. As…

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