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Cocaine bound for Tortola held by Trinidad & Tobago police

The drug which weighed 43.9 kilos stashed into 40 bags was found by officers of the Customs and Excise Division on Wednesday May 23, 2018 at Queen’s Wharf, Port of Spain. Photo: Trinidad Express
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, WI- Virgin Islands News Online’s media partner Trinidad Express is reporting today May 25, 2018 that cocaine valued at $20 million and bound for Tortola, Virgin Islands, was found on Wednesday May 23, 2018 at Queen’s Wharf, Port of Spain.

According to the report, the drug which weighed 43.9 kilos stashed into 40 bags was found by officers of the Customs and Excise Division around 9:00 A.M. aboard the cargo holding area of the Elizabeth II.

The cocaine had been packed among crates of water and juice, the Express reported.

The Customs Division said the ship was expected to depart from Port of Spain either today, May 25, 2018 or Saturday but since the discovery it has been prevented from departing.

Up to press time no one had been arrested for the drug bust.

The Virgin Islands is considered a transshipment point for illegal drugs heading to North America and Europe.

See link to story in Trinidad Express: https://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/local/cops-stop-million-cocaine-shipment-to-tortola/article_07aa12b2-6021-11e8-a7c7-3382b35c6d12.html

20 Responses to “Cocaine bound for Tortola held by Trinidad & Tobago police”

  • sad (25/05/2018, 15:04) Like (30) Dislike (16) Reply
    BELIEVE IT OR NOT THESE BUSTS LOOK BAD FOR THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS. WE ARE SINKING FASTER THAN WE THINK.
    • Fillapea (25/05/2018, 15:28) Like (25) Dislike (3) Reply
      Why all the caps. This is NOTHING new. These shipments have been going on for decades and decades. The Virgin Islands, both US and British will continue to be an ideal transshipment point for illegal drugs heading to North America and Europe.
      • @Fillapea (26/05/2018, 15:40) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
        When the container from Ports went missing in 2016 it ended up in Trinidad. Didn't it leave from Tortola with $2 million dollars on board. The same T & T authorities found $2 million dollars arriving from Tortola.
  • Truth (25/05/2018, 16:04) Like (11) Dislike (19) Reply
    Let the money flow
  • one (25/05/2018, 16:08) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    My my
  • Distraction (25/05/2018, 16:20) Like (9) Dislike (7) Reply
    20 Mil? That's soda change and most likely a distraction while the real mackoy gets cleared.
  • T&Tpolice (25/05/2018, 16:32) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    Wonderful job guys them who it was coming to they going be hurt now lol lol especially
  • Fly low (25/05/2018, 17:46) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Well if BVI customs involve get the Royal virgin Police drug force there to help out these drugs keep coming and coming. What the government doing with unemployment persons that don’t work and can buy the world of cars trucks etc isn’t there a law for this ?
    Just my two cents. Fly low was here!!!
    • critic (26/05/2018, 05:58) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
      Government broke ; So the whole place gotta shut down? This is commerce too / Trade / Transshippment ; Think zbout it ; it aint No Lil Boys dealing in this thing . It gotta bigger connections ; all oart of the new world order SO dont revel in a mans’ lost Urs might be greater
  • Oh Well (25/05/2018, 18:00) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is nothing new. Someone is out 20 mil. More than likely the shipment was headed some where else VIA Tortola. The Carribean is the drug tunnel for smuggling drugs to other Countries.
  • Fake news? (25/05/2018, 19:05) Like (4) Dislike (12) Reply
    Looks like another attempt to tarnish the name of the BVI.
  • Fran (25/05/2018, 19:56) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    Heading to the BVI? Who was supposed to pick it up? Shady shady business going on. I could have used some of that money to put my roof back on and fix my hose damage.
  • set up (25/05/2018, 20:55) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
    The UK Parliament with help of the USA and UK a-b-c soup agencies are trying to skin the cat another way to get public registry of beneficial ownership passed by making BVI look bad. The pickup of BVI men at C.E. King Airport in USVI and now Trinidad shipment. All along these guys were being monitored. Some may have been sting operations and the BVI men did not even know. But, how come the certain drops in North Sound and the southern cays close never get picked up...Is it because one has to be affluent?.....hmmmm...
  • pat (26/05/2018, 08:42) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    Country broke let the money flow
  • Poor Strategy (26/05/2018, 09:07) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    hmmm. if they was serious and thinking do like the US does do. let it come and see who pick it up or put a tracker on it in the boat .
  • NezRez (26/05/2018, 10:16) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Heading to North America and Europe. Case closed. They use the BVI as a passageway, but where it ends up is in the hands of our Oppressors! They have the dirtiest hands on earth.
    • @NezRez (26/05/2018, 15:30) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
      How quickly some people forget just November 2016 they found a container with $2 million dollars which arrived from the same Tortola in Trinidad.
  • just asking.... (26/05/2018, 21:40) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    Yuh willing fi give up yuh drugman relative to police..?
  • ex nsa (27/05/2018, 19:53) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    of course the drug war pays the uk and us governments additional operating money while allowing interference
    and control thru out the world. the uk actually started this long ago. but i think this particular shipment was to
    fill the gap in the vi payroll since their short on cash due to other intrusions from the uk and us. it just feeds
    itself. england and america are a cancer.
    • Wha? (28/05/2018, 12:06) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      So all the bad in this is England and USA?
      Man, BVI people have the most talent ever for making anything and everything WE do sound perfect - and anything that's bad, blame on SOMEONE ELSE. No such thing as principles and ...
      Absolute. Zero. Morals.


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