Commissioner of Police, Colin John, on Wednesday supervised the destruction of 40,343 lbs of cannabis, valued at $20,171.995 and 135.5 kilogrammes of cocaine, valued at EC$2,710,000, the Police Public Relations Department says.
The illegal drugs, which police seized during operations between 2019 and 2022, were destroyed in keeping with the order of the court.
The cases involving the drugs have all been concluded in the court, therefore an order was made by the court for the destruction of the drugs.
The drugs were burnt at the Rabacca Dry River.
The destruction was witnessed by senior police officers including, Superintendents of Police, Benzil Samuel — the officer incharge of the Rapid Response Unit — and Hesran Ballantyne, divisional commander of the Eastern Division; Assistant Superintendents of Police, Foster Scott – officer in charge of the Special Services Unit; Juliana Charles, officer in charge of the Narcotics Unit, Junior Simmons, officer in charge of the Public Relations and Complaints Department, Police Chaplain, Pastor Adolphus Isaacs, Justice of the Peace, James Browne and the media, police said in a statement.