Colombian remanded

Colombian remanded

The Colombian arrested and charged in connection with a multi-million dollar drug bust has been remanded to Dodds Prison.

58-year-old Oswaldo Rafael Acosta Aroca of #20 De Octubre, Santa Marta, Colombia appeared before Magistrate Douglas Fredericks at the District ‘F’ Magistrates’ Court in St. Joseph. He is scheduled to reappear in the same court on Wednesday 7th September 2022.

Aroca was arrested and charged for drug trafficking in connection with a reported 24 million Barbados dollar marijuana shipment seized in a raid a week ago.

He was charged with; Unlawful Possession of Cannabis, Trafficking Cannabis, Possession with Intent to Supply Cannabis, Disembarking without the consent of an Immigration Officer and Entering Barbados other than at a port of Entry.

Information first released by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service and some of which was later confirmed by their Barbadian counterparts had indicated that the arrest and drug seizure occurred in Barbados on August 2nd following months of surveillance, intelligence gathering, and collaboration among regional law enforcement agencies.

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