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Police seized over 150 kilos of cocaine! One arrested

Police seized over 150 kilos of cocaine! One arrested

Members of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) made another major drug bust; seizing more than 150 kilograms of cocaine on the main island of Tortola.
The drugs were seized in an early-morning police operation on Tuesday January 19.

A media statement from the RVIPF on Wednesday said police recovered the bulk of the drugs in a vehicle they intercepted in Hodge’s Creek.

“The driver of the vehicle made his escape [but] a total five bales, weighing in excess of 150 kilos was recovered in the vehicle. A vessel connected to the drug seizure was also located in the Brandy Wine area and seized by officers,” the RVIPF said.

“A search of another vehicle during the investigations uncovered another four kilos of cannabis. One person has been arrested on suspicion in connection with the drugs found in this vehicle,” the police further said.

Investigations are ongoing.

In the meantime, this latest bust is is second major seizure since last November when police recovered more than 2,300 kilos of cocaine — the largest such seizure ever in the territory. Two police officers were arrested in connection to that seizure.

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