Sunday 26 May, 2019

Young on Westmoorings drug bust: Suspect no relation of mine

National Security and Communications Minister Stuart Young has denied allegations that one of the women detained in a drug bust in Westmoorings is his relative.

In a statement, Young said that the woman who was detained is a relative of his former partner, however he has no connection to the female suspect. 

"It has come to my attention that it is being suggested and reported by persons including the media that a relative of mine has been arrested.

"No relative of mine has been arrested. A young lady who has been arrested is a relative of my former partner.

"I have no connection or relation to the young woman in question," he said.

He said no one is above the law and added that lawbreakers will 'face the consequences'.

"I will emphasize that no one is above the law and anyone who breaks the law will face the consequences," he said.

Police detained four persons - two men and two women - at Regent Gardens in Westmoorings, along with a large quantity of illegal drugs.

According to reports, officers with the Special Operations Response Team (SORT) acted on a tip-off and raided the apartment at the gated community around midday on Tuesday.

The suspects were caught packing what appeared to cocaine.

The four have been held for questioning. 

 

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