A bartender and a fisherman have been arrested in connection with a major drug seizure in Grenada.
According to the Royal Grenada Police Force, during the early hours of today, officers attached to the Drug Squad, Carriacou Special Operations Team and the Grenada Coast Guard, conducted an operation to the North of the island.
During this operation, a black and blue fishing boat was pursued and intercepted. Nine bags and one bale containing plant-like material resembling Cannabis that was ditched from the vessel were retrieved.
The confiscated material weighed 292 pounds and carries an estimated street value of over $662,000.
Kevin Phillip, 28 years, a fisherman and Shamar Langdon, 24 years, a bartender, both residents of Paradise, St Andrew are anticipated to appear in court tomorrow in connection with the seizure.
Phillip, who is presently on bail for a number of drug trafficking offences, inclusive of the discovery of 746 pounds of marijuana, recently returned to Grenada after he and another Grenadian went missing after a high-speed chase during the lockdown in May 2020.
They were rescued by the US Coast Guard after three weeks and taken to the Dominican Republic where they were held for months before their repatriation to Grenada
Police investigations are ongoing.