August 28, 2023, – Kingstown – A joint police operation between the Rapid Response Unit (RRU), the Narcotics Unit and the Special Services Unit (SSU) in Paul’s Avenue at about 12:30 p.m. on Friday 25 August 2023, resulted in the arrest of eight (8) persons and the seizure of one hundred and eighty-two (182) rocks of Cocaine, which is equivalent to thirty-six (36) grammes, a quantity of Cannabis, and the sum of $448.00 USD, $2270.00 ECC and $20.00 BBD.
During the operation, the police searched several persons, houses and businesses, which resulted in confiscating the illegal substance.
As a result of the seizures, two (2) suspects were charged. (1) Lemar “Chak” Isaacs, a 21-year-old unemployed man of Mc Kie’s Hill was charged with Possession of eight (8) grammes of Cocaine with intent to supply it to another; (2) Dimron Mc Donald, 33 years Self-employed of New Montrose was charged with possession of eighteen (18) grammes of Cocaine with intent to supply it to another. The other six (6) persons were discharged pending further investigations.
Both men appeared before the Magistrate Court on Monday 28 August 2023 and pleaded guilty to the respective charges. McDonald was fined $636.00 ECC forthwith or two (2) months in prison, while Isaacs was fined $273.00 forthwith or one (1) month in prison.
The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) has opened an investigation into the monies that were confiscated.
These operations are part of the RSVGPF’s strategic plan to combat illegal activities throughout St. Vincent and the Grenadines.