Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Saint Lucians Held In Martinique During Illegal Drug Run

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Three Saint Lucians and two French nationals are in custody in Martinique, after  an illegal drug run. The navy with the help of customs apprehended the five men, Martinique media reported. The law enforcement officials also sized illegal drugs, a pistol and cash. According to Martinique.France Antilles, two of the  five detainees were on board a vessel and the others were on land. The publication said between May 12 and 13, the patrol vessel La Combattante intercepted a skiff. Law enforcement officials boarded the skiff one mile from the coast of Martinique and arrested the vessel’s two occupants. Meanwhile, a customs and surveillance team arrested three others near the landing site where the skiff had delivered illegal drugs. Officials said the trio had in their possession a Glock pistol, ammunition, thirty thousand Euros and 1.4 kg  of cannabis. All five detainees, aged between 26 and 54 years, are currently in custody on charges that include drug trafficking, assistance with illegal entry and possession and transport of weapons. Their trial is set for June 21. Headline photo: La Combattante

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