3 arrested following cocaine seizure

Three cruise ship workers have been arrested and are detained in police custody following a cocaine seizure in George Town this weekend.

About 2pm on Saturday, officers from the RCIPS Drugs and Serious Crimes Task Force stopped and searched three men who were acting suspiciously in the waterfront area. The search revealed that the men were in possession of approximately two kilos of cocaine.

Two of the men are from St. Vincent (aged 27 and 41 years) and the other is from Jamaica (aged 31 years). All three are employees of a cruise ship, which was visiting George Town on Saturday. They remain in police custody on suspicion of drugs offences while enquiries continue.

The chief of security of the ship was immediately notified of the arrests and RCIPS officers are liaising with the cruise line in relation to the enquiry.

The ship left port on schedule on Saturday.

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