A national of St Vincent and the Grenadines residing at Parham Town, Tortola, was arrested and charged on July 16, 2021, after a package containing marijuana was allegedly shipped to him.
According to reports reaching our newsroom, customs officials had reported that there was a suspicious package at Port Purcell with suspected cannabis.
The package had allegedly arrived on a vessel named Queen Elizabeth II. It is unclear to our newsroom at this time where the vessel had arrived from.
The said ‘suspicious’ package, along with other packages, was allegedly addressed to Zawdie Daniel and opened in his presence.
Our newsroom was told that 2 plastic wrapped packages were found in a crocus bag that contained general purpose feed. What appeared to be a green vegetable matter, suspected to be cannabis was found in the plastic wrapped packages.
Daniel was arrested on suspicion of Importation of Controlled Drug.
The drugs were said to weigh 1.42kg.
According to reports, it was also discovered that Daniels had overstayed his landing permit and was also charged for that offence.