BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – A joint operation between the Police Drug Unit and the Customs and Excise Department resulted in the discovery of a quantity of Cannabis Sativa and one man was slapped with six charges.
According to a police communique, the operation, which was conducted on Thursday (Sept. 5), had netted a find of 1,813 grams (approximately four pounds) of Cannabis with a street value of EC$48,000, and Levar Browne of Fiennes Avenue was held culpable.
While the police had charged Browne with Possession of Cannabis with Intent to Supply and Importation of Cannabis, the Customs and Excise Department had slapped him with four more.
The Department’s charges were: Knowingly Submitting a False Declaration to a Customs Officer; Importation of Cannabis; Importation of Cannabis Concealed in Containers Holding Goods of a Different Description; and Knowingly Attempting to Fraudulently Evade Customs with Respect to the Importation of a Restricted Good.
Browne was subsequently bailed to the tune of $60,000 with the following conditions: he is to report to the Basseterre Police Station every Wednesday between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.; and to surrender all travel documents.
He was also ordered to appear at the Basseterre Magistrate Court on Monday, November 4, 2019.