April 24, 2015
LIAT’s baggage handlers given marching orders

Two local LIAT baggage handlers have been given marching orders by the regional airline, following the discovery, in Barbados, of a piece of baggage containing marijuana.{{more}}

According to a usually reliable source, the bag containing the controlled drug arrived in Barbados on a LIAT flight which originated from the ET Joshua airport.

Following last week’s find, the two LIAT employees were arrested, but charges have not yet been laid, a source close to the investigation confirmed.

According to our source, the men were arrested after two individuals were observed placing a bag on the aircraft.

The source said when the flight arrived in Barbados, Customs officials, who had been alerted, proceeded to search the bag, which was found to contain several pounds of marijuana.

Last month, SEARCHLIGHT reported that investigations were ongoing into what police believed to be a drug ring.

On February 20, 2015, a knapsack, originating from the ET Joshua airport, containing 30 pounds of marijuana, was intercepted by Customs officials in Barbados.

According to our source, the knapsack is believed to have been placed on a flight to Barbados along with other luggage. The bag had a tag on it bearing the name of a female student. An employee of the airport is a person of interest in that matter.

Investigations are still continuing into both matters.