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 and taken to Police Headquarters. The consignment was addressed to a hotel located on the southern side of the island. No one was arrested; however, further investigations are ongoing into the matter. Since the inception of the Police and Customs K-9 Units earlier this year, the K-9 Dogs have successfully assisted in taking thousands of pounds of illegal drugs off the streets of Antigua and Barbuda.