Vincy caught in Bajan drug net
From the Courts
December 22, 2006

Vincy caught in Bajan drug net

A Vincentian was held by Barbados police in a drug raid last week.

Delroy Williams, 25, a water-taxi operator of Fairhall, St Vincent has been remanded to prison until his next Court appearance on January 11, 2007.{{more}}

Making a late afternoon appearance in Criminal Court No 2 last Saturday Magistrate Pamela Beckles told him that as a non-national he could not get bail.

It was one of three shipments of cannabis seized by police this Yuletide season as drug traffickers bombard the island’s coastline.

Police said that Williams was attempting to land a boatload of cannabis at Pile Bay, about one mile north of the Bridgetown Harbour located on the south-west coast of Barbados when he was intercepted.

Press reports state that gunmen at sea and on land opened fire on the police.

A boat with two outboard engines and about 737 pounds of ganja worth BDS$1.8 million (EC$2.43 million) were seized. The other traffickers escaped.

He was charged with possession, importing, supplying and trafficking in just over 737 pounds of marijuana. He is also accused of entering the island other than at a port of entry and disembarking without the permission of an Immigration officer.

On Monday, another shipment of 13 bales of marijuana worth BDS$1.3 million (EC$1.75 million) was seized at Foster’s Funland in St Andrew located on the rugged east coast of the island.

One boat and two outboard engines were seized but no one was arrested.

On Saturday the Drug Squad intercepted a boat in Cattlewash, St Joseph also on the east coast of Barbados with nine bales of marijuana. No one was held.