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Paul Hodge charged in relation to CGB cocaine bust

Paul Hodge charged in relation to CGB cocaine bust

The male taken into custody after officers uncovered over 500 kilograms of cocaine in his taxi in Cane Garden Bay on Saturday, March 6, 2021, has been charged.

Paul Hodge, 39, of Cane Garden Bay was charged with possession of a control drug with intent to supply some 18 duffle bags of the control drug, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) stated in a press release today, March 8, 2021.

It said among the other items confiscated from the vehicle were cash and documents.

A subsequent search was carried out on his home, police said.

Sources close to the operation had told our newsroom that the individual arrested was approached while at a gas station in Cane Garden Bay.

The male taken into custody after officers uncovered over 500 kilograms of cocaine in his taxi in Cane Garden Bay on Saturday, March 6, 2021, has been charged, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has informed.


War waged on drugs- CoP


In the relation to the drug find, Commissioner of Police Michael B. Matthews noted that the fight continues to be waged by officers of the RVIPF against those who are trafficking illicit drugs.

“We remain committed to the battle to make it difficult for those who want to use the Territory as a transhipment point for illicit drugs. It is a war that we must continue to wage and win, in order to maintain our enjoyed level of security and safety both in our waters and on land. There can be no compromise, no middle ground,” he said.

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