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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