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Antigua: Drugs valued at $300,000 seized at airport

Over $300,000 worth of drugs were seized during a joint operation by police and customs officers at the V.C Bird International Airport on Tuesday.

Two large cardboard boxes containing two 5-gallon buckets and a smaller box with 30 ¼ pounds of compressed cannabis valued at $302,500, were discovered during a search at the customs’s cargo. The illegal drugs arrived into the country aboard an Amerijet flight from Miami on 5th and 25th February, respectively. The items were seized and taken to the police station where further investigations are continuing.

According to a release from the police, an estimated $1,740,000 of illegal drugs have been seized by both police and customs.

This consists of approximately 175 pounds of cannabis and 19 grams of cocaine. Police say that 160 pounds of that amount was seized at the airport. A total of 19 persons have been arrested for drug to date with 12 of of those persons being convicted in court.

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