“More gun and drug ‘catches’”

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IN SEARCH OF fast money, a growing number of fishermen are after another type of catch, says the former head of the Barbados National Union of Fisherfolk Organisations (BARNUFO).

Angela Watson, who served as BARNUFO’s president for seven years between 1999 and 2006, said there had been an increase in the number of fisherfolk using their vessels to transport illegal guns and drugs. angela-watson

In an interview with the WEEKEND NATION, Watson said that during her time as president there were some cases where fishermen were found to have been engaging in the illegal practice.

She said the situation had since developed into a growing problem. (RB)

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