Dominica Police have destroyed Cannabis and crack/cocaine with street value of approximately $5,205,430, this morning. Police Inspector Pellam Jno Baptiste said the drugs which were incinerated at the Police Training School Morne Bruce facility today included:
Cannabis weed 928 387 grams, valued at two million and forty-
five thousand, one hundred and twenty dollars;
Cannabis seeds 1.25 pounds, valued at one thousand two
hundred and fifty dollars.
Cannabis plants 303 pounds, valued at three hundred and three
Cocaine 105.78 kilograms, valued at two million eight
hundred and fifty-six thousand dollars
Jno Baptiste said “matters pertaining to narcotics have been dealt with in the High Court, for a number of years. When the matters are done, and there is no appeal, we have to destroy the drugs. We don’t keep them. We don’t cover up anything, or any wrong doings in the Police Force. We don’t encourage any police officer to be involved in any illegal act. We take action when we have to”.
Jno Baptist called on the public to support the police in their search for illegal substances and other cases saying, “the police can only do so much. If the public doesn’t assist us, how do we protect you and your children? Because these people do not care about you being their cousin, or your schoolmates, all they see is ‘how much money will I count?”.
He added, “We need the public to continue working with the police, because we cannot protect you if you allow those who are seeking to destroy you, to get a free ride. When they destroy, they destroy everything in their path”.
According to Jno Baptist, the police “cannot stop them and protect you, if you are not with us in stopping the criminals. The job we do is for you, the job we do is for the public. We want you to be safe”.
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