Marijuana Plantation goes up in smoke!










On Tuesday the 31st of January, 2012, members of the Drug Unit, Castries, conducted an eradication exercise on four marijuana plantations in a forest area at Anse-La-Raye, where a quantity of approximately sixteen thousand, eight hundred and forty one (16,841) grown marijuana plants at an estimated street value of $942,050EC, were destroyed. The officers also destroyed ten thousand (10,000) seedlings and two hundred pounds (200lbs) of harvested marijuana. No one was arrested during the operation.


Another operation was conducted on a plantation at Mahaut, Micoud, on Thursday the 2nd of February, 2012, where a quantity of five hundred and ninety three (593) grown marijuana plants and five thousand (5000) seedlings were destroyed. No arrest was made.


During a routine patrol at Derniere Riviere, Dennery, on Monday the 6th of February, 2012, members of the Drug Unit intercepted a yellow Toyota motor car, registration number: PG 4207, driven by 26-year-old Genia Antoine of Aux-Leon, Dennery. A search of the vehicle revealed a quantity of sixty-six pounds (66lbs) of compressed marijuana at an estimated value of $42,000EC. Antoine was arrested and thereafter charged for possession of controlled drugs and possession with intent to supply. He appeared in court on Wednesday the 8th of March, 2012, where bail was granted in the sum of $6000.00EC, cash or suitable surety on each charge. The case was adjourned to the 6th of March, 2012.

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