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2 locals charged in VG drug bust

- identified as Cryton Brown & Nickel Simon; Charges also laid against 2 Venezuelans
From left: Virgin Islands residents Nickel Simon and Cryton Brown have been charged with Human Smuggling and Possession of Drugs with Intent to Supply. Photo: Team of Reporters
The vessel the men caught with drugs were reportedly on when they were busted by law enforcement authorities on Virgin Gorda last night, October 27, 2019. Photo: Team of Reporters
The vessel the men caught with drugs were reportedly on when they were busted by law enforcement authorities on Virgin Gorda last night, October 27, 2019. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Two persons from the Virgin Islands are among four persons charged in relation to the drug bust at Virgin Gorda on Sunday, October 27, 2019.

Cryton Brown, 36, and Nickel Simon, 25, have been charged with Human Smuggling and Possession of Drugs with Intent to Supply

They have been charged along with two Venezuelans- Hover Morillo Ybarbia, 47, and Wilteredo Lopez Vargas, 40.

The two Venezuelans have been jointly charged with Possession of a Controlled Drug with Intent to Supply, Engagement in Smuggling a Controlled Drug and Illegal Entry Without Leave from an Immigration Officer.

Close to 300 kilos of cocaine were seized during the joint operation by the Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) and law enforcement authorities from the US Virgin Islands (USVI).

According to reports, the arrested men are to be taken to court today, October 30, 2019.

45 Responses to “2 locals charged in VG drug bust”

  • Observe (30/10/2019, 11:38) Like (6) Dislike (18) Reply
    Not my boy Clayton you holding out on me all this time Keep your head up this is the game.
  • north sound (30/10/2019, 11:59) Like (21) Dislike (3) Reply

    Sad to see those two boys in the news for drugs. B surprised me big time but not shock about the other dude. The other dude to loud and was seeing attention. Hope they both put money aside for lawyers etc. this is sad for our community.

    • Dia (30/10/2019, 13:00) Like (6) Dislike (21) Reply
      Oh put a sock in it!!! You judge someone based on being loud?! A lot of things been bad for the community as well.. they ain't the first and won't be the last!!!
      • Yes (31/10/2019, 07:59) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        You judge someone on being loud.,that is true. We all do, if truth be told.
    • skn (30/10/2019, 13:31) Like (0) Dislike (6) Reply

      Wa you know bout @#$%^ people

    • hm (30/10/2019, 14:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Strupes shut up...
    • V.G. (30/10/2019, 19:20) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      You need to shut your mouth up!!! Make sure it is not one of your family members next time!!
  • Bailey (30/10/2019, 12:33) Like (44) Dislike (8) Reply

    Hmmn..c.... your mom would have been so heart broken .. shame on you.. I would have never thought you’d be into things like this..greed is the gateway to look where you are ..didn’t you know that drug dealing only have 2 roads to walk?- 6 ft under and Balo?..I am dumbfounded..smh .. l do feel badly for you u but you’re old enough and you know right from wrong and if you can do the crime you can do the time .. life is about choices and you chose to live outside of the Law.. every choice good or bad has consequences.. all I can say is that may God have mercy on you..your mom taught you better than this..

    • Jezebel (30/10/2019, 20:53) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      Greed is the gateway for hell. Agree!

      Not not just GREED for drugs or money but also GREED for what is NOT and NEVER will be yours!
    • To Bailey (31/10/2019, 21:20) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      Are you a perfect person? Haven't you ever made a mistake? You behaving like you never did anything wrong!!! Some of you people in this country like to bring down and rejoice over some people family. Let the young man's mother rest in peace and shut your mouth up!
  • Charley Rose (30/10/2019, 12:36) Like (9) Dislike (50) Reply
    I am sorry for the two young men from Virgin Gorda who are involved in the smuggling of drugs and illegal aliens. Hope that their penalty is not too severe. May God have mercy on them. I do hope that the Magistrate or the judge have mercy on them.
    • No Plan (30/10/2019, 13:37) Like (20) Dislike (6) Reply
      This amount of merchandise the move needed 2 boats one serve as a distractor.... Greed. ... Give another boat a job. Pay out more get the merchandise to its destination....
  • concern (30/10/2019, 12:38) Like (26) Dislike (1) Reply
    Wow, to hear Cryton name being called is such a shocker to me. But you just never know, it's usually the quiet ones., wow
  • FEO GOMEZ (30/10/2019, 12:47) Like (19) Dislike (4) Reply
    Forget the drugs that human smuggling part is what to worry about. That is FEDS charges.
  • Accused (30/10/2019, 13:33) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    Don't be so quick to find guilty and condemn... That's a lot of merchandise.. Bigger fishes must be out there.
    • Nice (31/10/2019, 05:19) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
      The Spanish girl have the money and All the rest. Find she u got it
  • Question... (30/10/2019, 13:40) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    Were they the masterminds or the tools?

    Whose boat were they using?

    Dig deeper... everbody knows what's going on, everyone covers up the dirt... until it hits too close to home.

    We don't have a drug problem. We have a love problem. "The love of money is the root of all evil"
  • See (30/10/2019, 15:07) Like (4) Dislike (8) Reply
    Some of these comments are well taken while other comments attest to the level of dirt that lives amongst us . Throw the book if found guilty but not until .
  • Glen (30/10/2019, 15:30) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Get out of that business now! Pretty soon we might hear you got gunned down. This business is DANGEROUS! You’ve seen it happen to others. Don’t think it won’t happen to you.
  • Vg man (30/10/2019, 16:32) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
    The BVI BEACON Owe Virgin Gordians a due appology in the last edition it was mention that a "VIRGIN GORDA BOAT"pls this boat is not a VG boat.The worst part is that this boat has a history of doing shit in BVI waters for years.Whether black/blue Ellita check it's local co ection.
  • bvi laws weak (30/10/2019, 17:02) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    most they might see is 3-5 years. if they hold in us waters they would be starting at ten years...Home is always better to get catch at
  • hello (30/10/2019, 18:00) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    Every boat coming to the bvi from st Vincent Trinidad directly or indirectly needs the dogs maartin to .search them top to bottom.the drug trade is in high gear right now in the bvi
  • Help (30/10/2019, 19:34) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Yes the drugs are originated from Venezuela through Trinidad and then to other countries including the have men and women here in the bvi on their phones daily communicating with the drug lords in Venezuela making arrangements to get drugs here . Some of the Venezuelan living here are contacting their friends back in Venezuela arranging how to get drugs here and how payments are to be made.. please i asked of you minister of immigration stop allowing these Venezuelan from coming. Go to the BARS in east end you would fined them.
  • Proud BVIslander (30/10/2019, 19:47) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
    Some of you there need to stop condemning those two young men. None of us are perfect human beings because all of us make mistakes.It doesn't matter how big or small. A sin is a sin!!! So stop the talk! Instead, be your brothers keeper!!!
    • Hmm (30/10/2019, 23:03) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
      I glad you know that. but when someone from down ISLAND do something you guys does want to cut them throat.
    • Nice (31/10/2019, 18:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Then doing it all the time. It just pay up time now. Hope they save for dry day. Every man have to pay that all there time now
  • Hmm (30/10/2019, 20:15) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Im from here!
  • depot (30/10/2019, 23:01) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    deport them....hmmmm
  • Hmm (30/10/2019, 23:07) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    @ proud bvislander. i glad you know that no one is prefect. when down Island people do anything wrong you guys does want to eat out them throat. unfair world.
    • . (31/10/2019, 18:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      To hmm these are sons of our soil this our place if we do bad or good. We cant come in ayo place to do bad. Let my boys be.
  • af (30/10/2019, 23:16) Like (1) Dislike (13) Reply

    Don't criticize the 2 locals for what they did or what they are doing.... Drugs run the world n the virgin Islands in specific, And to those who talking I sure drugs money is what putting food in yall mouth, everybody has a life to live and they have to do something to make a living, illegal or legal who cares

    • @at (31/10/2019, 08:03) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Your world extended to those in your chosen circle is not the world of everyone. Delusion clouds your reality and sooner or later it goes Poof!
  • the boss (31/10/2019, 05:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Anything u do to get paid is your job .I kno jus ask me and I’ll tell u how to apply it all starts in the main office of the church and then the politrical officials way higher than the local government. I’ve trained them for centuries how to control this game call misdirection
  • Blow Cheap now (31/10/2019, 10:45) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I trying to figure out with this product seize how come price on the street gone down and bvi flooded with cheap coke? where the evidence go?
  • GG (31/10/2019, 19:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Police robbing the man them product buh close to 300 ....i could tell yuh put the exact amount ayo mds
    • Yes (31/10/2019, 21:47) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      The 3 pillar.... "we manage funds da come in offshore " hellllllooooo

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