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Police destroy EC$25 million worth of illicit drugs

Police destroy EC$25 million worth of illicit drugs

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The Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force last Thursday destroyed a quantity of illicit drugs with a street value estimated at over EC$25 million.

The exercise took place at Rabacca at 10:45 a.m.

Deputy commissioner of police (DCP) {{more}}Reynold Hadaway said the drugs are for the period January 2010 to July 2015 that were collected from matters that were disposed of by the courts. He explained that they were seized by various stations, units, and the St Vincent and the Grenadines Coastguard. Some were interdicted at sea from joint sea operations by the Narcotics Unit, the Rapid Response Unit and the Coastguard.

Most of the illegal drugs were seized on land.

According to Hadaway, 12,194.80 pounds or 5,188,279 grams of cannabis, with a street value of EC$18,292,200, were destroyed along with 228 grams of cannabis plants (street value EC$5,000).

130.7 pounds (59,341 grams) of cocaine with a street value of EC$7,432,450 were also destroyed.

The police also destroyed 50 grams of cocaine rocks with a street value of EC$750.

The drugs have a total street value of EC$25,730,400.

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