ST JOHN’S, Antigua, Mar 29 2017 – Law enforcement authorities say they have discovered a quantity of drugs, arms and ammunition at a beach on the east coast of the island, a few hours after four people including three Venezuelan nationals were detained for trying to enter the country illegally.
The four men, including a national of the Dominican Republic, who sought to enter the island on Sunday, are still being questioned by officials.
A statement by the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) said law enforcement officials conducted a joint operation with the Police’s K-9 unit at Long Bay Beach on Tuesday and found two guns, a Glock 9 mm and a Colt 9 mm, along with 94 rounds of ammunition.
It said the operation also seized 179 packages of marijuana totalling just over 411 pounds, with a street value of over EC$1.6 million.
The ONDCP said the drugs originated from Venezuela and that so far this year, it has seized 810 pounds of marijuana and 50.9 kilogrammes of cocaine.
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