Minister condemns shipment of drugs in agriculture produce

Minister condemns shipment of drugs in agriculture produce

Agriculture Minister, Ezechiel Joseph, has spoken out against the recent discovery of cocaine in a shipment of local agriculture produce.

Joseph told the Times that the Ministry of Agriculture does not condone such activities which put the local agriculture industry in jeopardy.

The Minister said he was happy that British authorities were able to find the drugs.

He declared that his Ministry would fully support the drug investigation.

On Monday 22nd August 2016 a freight consignment consisting of 93 boxes of breadfruit and plantain arrived at Gatwick from Saint Lucia on board flight VS098.

A search of the consignment by UK Border Force officers identified approx. 6.8kg of cocaine concealed inside 9 hollowed out breadfruit –  all within one marked box.


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  1. T
    August 29, 2016 at 9:22 am Reply

    I concur Mr. Minister. Typical black ppl. they destroy themselves and others.

    1. Anonymous
      August 29, 2016 at 10:30 am Reply

      Black people? Who running things in the country? Who building malls all over the place?

  2. Trump
    August 29, 2016 at 9:37 am Reply

    “one marked box” – and it made it through security here? Humph! That stinks a bit, don’t you think?
    I’d like to think it was deliberately give clearance only to be busted abroad because down here the smuggler could just walk away – like a boss – tomorrow.
    Tell me I’m wrong but surely we have better security than that here. Mr minister, what sayest thou?

    1. Noname
      August 30, 2016 at 12:57 am Reply

      That’s exactly the truth judging from our past records.

  3. Uncle Sejay
    August 29, 2016 at 9:41 am Reply

    T u know that u are included in the black people sometimes u’re the one who ship this cocaine shipment so that our prime minister and island can look bad but what authorities must see that we have to import it to export so see who’s bringing it on the island kenny (kda) the lil red riding hood behind that shipment

  4. Sad-But-True
    August 29, 2016 at 10:01 am Reply

    Lol…What do you want them to do? Lol. Your Inferior UWP Prime Minister gave you all ‘5 to stay Alive Kits,’ Largent En Posh, Etc. And he gave your Inferior Poor Black UWP supporters n0thing. Lol. So they are protesting in this way to let you know ‘what time it is.’ Lol!
    Kai ~Tan.

    1. 666
      August 29, 2016 at 2:34 pm Reply

      Sad-But-True, what is Kai~Tan? You are definitely not Lucian, if you can’t speak Kweyol, then I suggest taking a course at SALCC.

  5. Wisdom
    August 29, 2016 at 10:20 am Reply

    “Sad-But-True” shut the hell up. Not everything is political. Little immature children behave the way you do. Instead of looking at the problems which exist give solutions. No one political party has all the solutions but they all try to help. Some efforts show up more than others. Grow the hell up. I know.

  6. Anonymous
    August 29, 2016 at 10:43 am Reply

    When you are a child you speak as a child, but when you became a man you put away childish things. Grow up stop being childish have a bless day pray for wisdom.

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  8. Anonymous
    August 29, 2016 at 11:58 pm Reply

    Look at the kinds of things happening under the watch of this alleged government. Thats what happens when corrupt forces lead the people.

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