Drugs seized at port

One person was arrested in connection with the seizure of about 1,000 pounds of ganja and hashish in a shipping container discovered at the George Town Port last month.

Customs, Police Drugs Task Force and Port Authority officials conducted the investigation, which led to the 18 February arrest.

‘With the stretch in resources, together the agencies are looking at new strategies in combating drug smuggling to and from the islands. It is evident that through unified actions our chances of success are greatly increased,’ Assistant Collector and Head of Customs Narcotics, Jeff Jackson said.

He said he could not release much information because the matter is still under investigation.

The drugs were concealed in a false compartment inside an empty container to be shipped to the US.

Mr. Jackson said this latest seizure involving large quantities of drugs was the second time in less than a month that similar methods of transport were used.