Two million in drugs seized in food container

Two men have been jointly arrested and charged with trafficking a quantity of drugs worth over two million dollars after an operation conduted by The Drug Squad at Bico Ltd, Bridgetown Port on Friday 27th of March 2020.

The Drug Squad, Customs Enforcement and The Barbados Coast Guard conducted an operation at Bico Ltd, Bridgetown Port on Friday the 27th of March 2020 which resulted in the seizure of twenty-one (21) boxes labelled Tru Juice Oranges being seized from a container.

These twenty-one boxes contained a total of one hundred and ten taped packages of marijuana weighing 305.05 Kilograms with an estimated street value of two million, four hundred and forty thousand, four hundred dollars.

Investigations led to the arrest of two staff members of Bico Ltd. namely Harvey Kurvin Martindale, 44 years, Senior Supervisor of # 40 Husbands Terrace, St James and Nathan Jordan Gooding, 26 years, Casual Worker of Bayfield, St Phillip.

They were jointly charged with the offence of conspiracy to traffic cannabis.

During the execution of a warrant at the residence of Harvey Martindale, two hundred and fifty-one thousand, three hundred and sixty dollars ($251,360) Barbados Currency in cash and eight thousand, seven hundred and ninety-seven ($8,797) United States Currency in cash was found.

He was also charged with money laundering and retention of United States Currency.

Both men are expected to appear at the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court today Thursday 2nd, April 2020.



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