POINT BLANCHE, Sint Maarten – Customs Officers at Harbor confiscated a large quantity of marijuana hidden in over 200 boxes that arrived on Sint Maarten in a container on February 14th. According to the interim Police Spokesman, Inspector Josepha, a general control was carried out by the customs on several containers that arrived Friday morning on the ship name JAMILA which was anchored in the harbor.
When opening one of the containers, which originated from Jamaica, the officers found a large quantity of packages containing compressed marijuana.
The detectives of the Police Department and the public prosecutor were directed to the harbor to further oversee the matter. After an investigation was done at the location, the Marijuana was removed from the container and placed on several trucks and transported to the police station. At the police station in Philipsburg, the drugs were weighed and photographed by the personnel of the forensic department.
After being processed the confiscated narcotics were taken to the dump where it was immediately destroyed under supervision of the public prosecutor’s office. The Justice Department’s K-9 units were called in to confirm that there were no more drugs hidden in other areas of the container. The amount of marijuana that was confiscated could not be verified.
The Head of custom’s Mr. Anthony Doran announced that controls at harbor facilities will intensify with the assistance of the police and other law enforcement personnel. No arrests have been made and the investigation is still ongoing