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Drug ring

Maria Bradshaw

Drug ring

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Barbados?was one of five countries involved in what the United States has described as the largest-ever bust involving global synthetic drugs.
A Canadian living here was recently arrested and charged with drug-related offences and money laundering by the local Drug Squad as part of an operation named Project Synergy, which was co-ordinated by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
The accused was among more than 200 people arrested in five countries which also included the United States, Canada, Australia, and Panama. The investigation began in December 2012 and culminated on June 26, when several arrests were made.
To date $51 million in assets and cash has been seized.