Crime & Police ONDCP 

Over Three Hundred Thousand Dollars Worth of Drugs Found

On Tuesday, 15th May 2018, the ONDCP intercepted a Dominican male and an Antiguan female, both residents of All Saints, with illicit drugs during another successful counter-narcotic operation. The 49-year-old male and the 33-year-old female were detained and questioned. A search warrant was subsequently executed on a residence in the Lindsey area where another quantity of Cannabis was discovered. The drugs carry a total weight of 90.9lbs with an estimated wholesale value of Three Hundred and Sixty Thousand, Three Hundred and Sixty EC Dollars ($360,360.00 ECD). A cash amount of…

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Crime & Police ONDCP 

Pilot Denied Bail in Major Cocaine Find

Pilot Colin Murraine, who was arrested and charged in last Friday’s  ONDCP drug bust has been remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison. Murraine was denied bail when he appeared before Magistrate Ngaio Emanuel in the All Saints Magistrates Court today. The Magistrate is said to have denied bail on the grounds of his skills and experience in flight and might pose as a flight risk. The 31 year old Antiguan male from Paynters, has been charged with Possession of Cocaine, Exportation of Cocaine, Being in Concern with the Supply of Cocaine and…

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Crime & Police ONDCP 

Local Pilot Charged in Connection with Million Dollar Drug Bust at Airport

The ONDCP continued its investigations into the recent drug seizure at the V.C. Bird International Airport (VCBIA). Three (3) of the persons assisting with investigations have been released. However, the aircraft remains detained pending further investigations. A 31 year old Antiguan male from Paynters, Mr. Colin Murraine has been charged with Possession of Cocaine, Exportation of Cocaine, Being in Concern with the Supply of Cocaine and Drug Trafficking. Murraine is expected to make a court appearance on Monday 5th February 2018 to answer these charges. A total weight of 47.51…

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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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