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Police burn large quantity of drugs

LISA KING, [email protected]

Police burn large quantity of drugs

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OVER 2 500 pounds of cannabis, more than 350 pounds of cocaine and a small quantity of liquid cannabis were destroyed by the Royal Barbados Police Force this morning.

The destruction, the first for the year, took place in the incinerator at Seawell, Christ Church supervised by senior officers of the RBPF.

Police public relations officer Acting Assistant Superintendent David Welch said the drugs came into the police possession through interdiction exercises, drug landings, through the execution of search warrants and other investigations.

Welch said the drugs included 25 360 cannabis plants. 

He said the police noticed there was an increase in the local cultivation of marijuana and he said it was partly attributed to the force’s efforts at interdicting the importation of marijuana. (LK)