Drugs transported from Tortola to St Kitts in toothpaste tubes
The police in St Kitts and Nevis have arrested an individual who traveled from Tortola to their country with drugs stashed in toothpaste tubes.
The individual’s gender and nationality are unclear at this time.
According to the St Kitts-Nevis Times, the narcotics were seized on December 12 by Customs officers at the R.L.B. International Airport. They reportedly found nine tubes of toothpaste containing vegetable material, suspected to be cannabis.
The Customs officers reportedly contacted police from the Anti-Narcotics Unit who examined the individual’s luggage before taking them into custody.
Investigations into the matter are ongoing and persons with information are asked to contact the Criminal Investigation Department at the Basseterre Police Station.
In the meantime, news of the drugs departing Tortola comes after a recent Memorandum of Understanding that the BVI government signed with the CARICOM to increase security and border protection.
BVI signed on to the Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS), which allows the exchange of Advance Passenger Information (API).
The Premier said the API agreement will help to streamline the arrival of passengers into the territory.