The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) came under scrutiny by the public after 42-year-old Cap Estate resident was arrested and charged for possession of drugs, illegal firearm and ammunition on June 15, 2021.

Questions have been raised concerning the quick arrest of the individual while no one has been arrested and charged for the container of drugs that was discovered during a police operation on April 27, 2021.

However, the RSLPF says that the matter is still under investigation.

“Due to how the discovery was made, it is not as simple to establish who is criminally liable. Possession is such that you must have a reasonable degree of control over something to be criminally responsible. If someone had accessed the container or the items therein, it would’ve made for a simpler matter. The nature of the discovery makes it a more complex investigation than that of a matter where someone is found with drugs on their person.”

The street value of the drugs found was placed at an estimate of 4 million dollars.

By GVD

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