Saturday 23 March, 2019

St Kitts & Nevis police find 18 pounds of drugs in water heater

Police officers in St Kitts and Nevis said charges have been laid after over 18 pounds of marijuana were found stashed in a water heater. 

The St Christopher and Nevis Police Force said in a statement that two people were taken into police custody in relation to the find.

One person was released and Remeo Tweed of Kittstoddarts was charged by the Customs and Excise Department for False Declaration, Importation of Cannabis Sativa Concealed in a Container, Importation of Restricted Goods to wit Cannabis Sativa, and Attempted Fraudulent Evasion.

Police also charged Tweed for the offences of Possession of Cannabis, Possession of Cannabis with Intent to Supply and Importation of Cannabis. He has since been released on bail.

On January 17, 2018, Customs and Police Officers carried out a search on a package marked "Prestige Trucking Services".

The box was being cleared by the owner of Prestige Trucking Services, Remeo Tweed.

As a result of the search, 12 packages with a "vegetable material suspected to be cannabis" were found inside a water heater that was enclosed in the box.

The packages had a combined estimated weight of 8,337 grams (about 18 pounds).

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