Drug alert at shipping pointsSuperintendent Grafton Phillips (FP)
Thu, July 12, 2012 - 12:09 AM
SECURITY AT SHIPPING POINTS around the island is being tightened in anticipation of attempts to smuggle drugs and other illegal items around this time of the year.
Head of the Drug Squad, Superintendent Grafton Phillips, told the DAILY NATION that police were also on high alert since people usually tried to import illegal substances during the Crop Over festivities.
Yesterday, a 27-year-old Brittons Hill, St Michael woman was arrested by police after she went to the General Post Office in Cheapside, Bridgetown, to collect a package which when searched by Post Office officials, contained three dismantled firearms and a quantity of ammunition.
Two weeks ago, two men were also arrested and charged when packages that contained illegal drugs arrived for them at the Post Office.Please read the full story in today’s DAILY NATION, or in the eNATION edition.
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