Dominican, Vincentian walk free after prosecution drops $1.8M drug bust case


Four men accused of carrying out a massive drug trafficking operation in January this year have all walked free after the prosecution withdrew the case against them due to insufficient evidence.

The accused were Gerald Darroux, a Dominican national living in Golden Grove New Extension; Glenroy Pierre, a Vincentian national living in the Falmouth Harbor area; Godfrey King of Green Hill, Liberta;  and Sydney Norville of Marble Hill.

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Anthony Armstrong, who appeared before Magistrate Ngaio Emanuel in the All Saints Magistrate’s Court yesterday, indicated there was serious conflicting information in the evidence from two of the officers, hence he asked that the case be withdrawn.

On January 24, 2019, the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP ) seized $1,876,000 wort h of com pressed cannabis during an operation in Falmouth.

Investigators had intercepted two people in a black Toyota van which was transporting the 469 pounds of cannabis.

King and Norville were charged first, while a wanted bullet in was subsequently issued for Darroux and Pierre who both surrendered to the ONDCP in early February.

They were later charged with possession of cannabis, intent to transfer, being concerned in the supply of cannabis and drug trafficking.
Antigua Sailing Week