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Gunplay


Barry Alleyne

Gunplay

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The big drug dealers are bringing out the big guns.
And the chief of this country’s Police Drug Squad is bemoaning the fact that drug dealers in Barbados have become brazen enough to not only smuggle in high-powered weapons, but also use them with intent to injure or even kill law enforcement officers.
This was the feeling of Superintendent Grafton Phillips yesterday, after one of Barbados’ most pristine tourist areas was turned into something like a scene from the Miami Vice hit movie on Sunday night, when police and a group of armed men were involved in a drug-busting shoot-out on a beach in Fitts Village, St James.
In the end, police were able to make one of their largest seizures of illegal drugs in recent times, recovering more than 2 000 pounds of marijuana.

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