BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – CRIMINALS in St. Kitts and Nevis have indeed become emboldened, and evidence of this lies not only in the recent murders and armed robbery committed in broad daylight, but also the theft of a quantity of marijuana from right under the ‘nose’ of trainee police officers and members of the Fire and Rescue Services.
Information reaching SKNVibes stated that a thief or thieves had broken into a container within which marijuana was stored in the compound of the Fire and Rescue Services in Pond’s Pasture, Basseterre.
Information further stated that the thief or thieves had stolen a quantity of marijuana and the crime was committed while there was a heavy downpour of rain between Tuesday night (May 9) and early the following morning.
Following the Prime Minister’s Monthly Press Conference yesterday (May 10), SKNVibes contacted Commissioner of Police Ian Queeley who confirmed that the incident did occur.
“We had a break-in at the fire station this morning (yesterday) in a container that stored marijuana and the matter is being actively pursued,” Queeley said.
He stated that just over one pound of the illegal substance was stolen from the container.
“It was a small quantity and the incident occurred some time during the night of last night and was discovered this morning, and it was marijuana that was there to be destroyed.”
The Commissioner declared that the illegal drug “was not really good marijuana because it was rotting and so on,” adding that it was stored in the container at that facility to be destroyed by fire some time in the future.
Investigations into the matter are ongoing.