A Christ Church man has been charged after an alleged drug operation at the Bridgetown Port was disrupted by police and port security last Tuesday night.

Forty seven year old David Willoughby of Fairy Valley, has been hit with a range of charges including trespassing, going equipped, handling, possession, trafficking and intent to supply marijuana in connection with events that occurred at the Bridgetown Port between 8:45 pm and 9:00 pm on Tuesday of last week.

The police say Port Security Officers were on duty in the Port’s Command Centre when they observed on surveillance cameras three men acting suspiciously on the Port’s Compound in an area known as Reefer’s Park which is located behind BICO Limited.

Port Security Officers on mobile patrol were dispatched to the area and on arrival two of the men were seen fleeing on foot from the direction of the docking area towards the ramps at the rear of BICO Limited.

The security officers pursued the men who managed to evade them and escape. A third man was discovered hiding in the area of the Carpenter’s workshop on the compound.  He was later identified as the accused David Willoughby who had a grey haversack which when searched revealed a number of items suspected to have been used in the commission of the offences. A further search of the area where he was discovered, revealed several bags containing a number of sealed packages containing almost thirty pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value is 98 thousand, four hundred Barbados dollars

The accused appeared today at the District ‘A’ Criminal Court Number 1 before Chief Magistrate Ian Weekes. He pleaded not guilty to all charges and was remanded to Dodds Prison until the 29th of September when he is scheduled to reappear

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