Illegal drugs end up in incinerator
A TRUCK-LOAD of illegal drugs was incinerated by police yesterday at a location lawmen asked not to be disclosed.
Acting public relations officer Acting Inspector Stephen Griffith told the media this was an indication of the success of the force’s drug eradication programme.
“This morning the police destroyed [compressed] cannabis and cocaine and cannabis plants. The total amount of compressed cannabis destroyed was 1685.34 kilos, or 3707.7 pounds. Cocaine destroyed was 49.94 kilos, or 109.8 pounds, and the number of cannabis plants destroyed amounted to 11 913 plants, from seedlings to 12 feet tall. These matters were before the courts and have been adjudicated, and a number of these plants were also from various operations by the police across the island.
“The Drug Squad are still working assiduously to deal with interdiction and the number of drugs that are entering through the ports . . . and we will continue to work hard to rid this country of illegal substances,” he added. (RA)