BVI – Law enforcers have arrested a former Customs Officer and three other persons in relation to a massive marijuana find and alleged marketing operation on the eastern end of Tortola.
The arrests were made yesterday (March 25) and, up to this morning, the former Customs Officer and a male relative were still in custody.
Two females, including a Jamaican national, were also arrested.
Three of the four persons held are said to be from the BVI. It is not yet clear if they have been charged.
When BVI News Online first got wind of the arrests yesterday, checks were made with Police Information Officer Diane Drayton who – at the time – stated that she was not aware of the matter.
However, BVI News Online otherwise confirmed with persons close to the developments that four persons were indeed arrested after police searched a home in East End and found marijuana being secretly cultivated.
It is understood that the law enforcers found it necessary to conduct the East End operation after one of those arrested allegedly tried to send marijuana overseas in a package through BVI Post Office.
BVI News Online will provide an update as soon as more information becomes available.