Coast Guard seize drugs aboard vessel off coast of Grenada

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 12:30

The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard and Air Guard have worked together to seize over $200,000 in drugs aboard a vessel off the coast of Grenada.

Three people aboard the vessel have been taken into custody.

The following is a statement by the Coast Guard:

"Late in the evening on Tuesday 21st March 2017, the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard, in collaboration with the Trinidad and Tobago Air Guard and Regional partners, intercepted an Antigua and Barbuda flagged sailing vessel some thirty nautical miles (30 nm) off the coast of Grenada, with three occupants on board.

The vessel was boarded and a subsequent search yielded fourteen (14) packets containing a green plant-like substance and weighing approximately 16.77 lbs with an estimated street value of two hundred and ten thousand dollars. ($210,000.00 TTD)

Sea conditions necessitated that the vessel and its occupants be escorted to Grenada for processing."