Antigua Observer:- The Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) has laid charges against two more men in connection with the recent seizure of $1, 876,000 worth of compressed cannabis.
According to a release from the ONDCP, yesterday, the men are Gerald Darroux, a Dominican national living in Golden Grove New Extension, and Glenroy Pierre, a Vincentian national living in the Falmouth Harbour area.
They have both been charged with possession of cannabis, possession with intent to transfer, being concerned in the supply of cannabis and drug trafficking.
Last week, the ONDCP issued a wanted bulletin for Darroux and Pierre after the agency intercepted a black Toyota van in the Falmouth area that was transporting the compressed cannabis that weighed approximately 469 pounds on January 24, 2019.
According to the release, Darroux “presented himself on 4th February, 2019 to the ONDCP along with his attorney”, while Pierre “also presented himself to the ONDCP [yesterday] 5th February, 2019”.
The two men are expected to make a court appearance today to answer to the charges.
Meanwhile, Godfrey King, of Green Hill – Liberta and Sydney Norville, of Marble Hill, appeared before Magistrate Ngaio Emanuel on January 28, 2019 to answer to the charges of possession of cannabis, possession with Intent to transfer, being concerned in the supply of cannabis and drug trafficking in relation to the same drug bust.
Both men were denied bail due to being a flight risk and were remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison until May 8, 2019 for committal proceedings.
Investigations into the matter are still ongoing.