A Massive inter-island drug bust has reportedly been made in Barbados in which about 24 million Barbados dollars worth of marijuana has been seized and a Colombian national arrested.

According to a statement posted by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, TTPS, the arrest and drug seizure occurred in Barbados last Tuesday, August 2nd following months of surveillance, intelligence gathering, and collaboration among regional law enforcement agencies.

According to the TTPS, in June 2020, Trinidad and Tobago police began investigations into a person of interest who was suspected of controlling a drug ring based in Central Trinidad with regional and international links.

The suspect and another man then reportedly boarded a flight to Barbados in late June this year and Barbados law enforcement was notified, and their assistance was requested.

The TTPS says they continued gathering intelligence and maintained relations with Barbados law enforcement, and as a result, discovered that on Friday 29th July a shipment of drugs landed in Barbados.

This intelligence was further developed and on August 2nd Barbados law enforcement breached the “stash house” in Barbados where they found and seized 481kilogrammes or about half a ton of marijuana with a street value of more than 72 million TT dollars which is about 24 million dollars in Barbados currency.

The Trinidad police say one Colombian national was also arrested at the house and that investigations are continuing.

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