Police seized large amount of drugs in Dockyard

Around 4:20 p.m. on Friday, April 7th, 2023, police received a report that a black bag containing several brown brick shaped packages wrapped in tape had been spotted in the water near Heritage Wharf, Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys.

Officers entered the water and recovered the bag containing the items believed to be controlled drugs.

The bag and its contents have since been secured, and will be submitted to the government Analysts for testing in due course.

Acting Detective Chief Inspector Derricka Burns expressed her gratitude to the member of the public who contacted the police to report the discovery.

Ms Burns stated: “The decision by this individual to inform police of this situation, no doubt prevented a significant quantity of what appears to be illegal narcotics from reaching the streets and posing a threat to the safety and wellbeing of the community, given the attendant problems created by, and associated with the illegal drugs trade on the island. They are to be commended.”

The investigation into this matter remains ongoing.

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