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18 duffle bags of cocaine! Taximan now charged

Not the cocaine mentioned in the story. File photo

Police have confirmed that the cocaine seized in Cane Garden Bay on Saturday amounted to more 500 kilograms.

The drugs were found in 18 duffle bags inside the vehicle of 39-year-old taximan, Paul Hodge of the aforesaid community.

He has now been charged with possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply.

Following the bust, Police Commissioner Michael Matthews enforced the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force’s ‘war on drugs’.

“We remain committed to the battle to make it difficult for those who want to use the Territory as a transhipment point for illicit drugs. It is a war that we must continue to wage and win, in order to maintain our enjoyed level of security and safety both in our waters and on land. There can be no compromise, no middle ground,” Matthews said.

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  1. State sponsored drug nation says:

    It is now clear that this is a state sponsored activity as these drugs came in during the lock-down with barges controlling our borders… Now that BVI is a formal Narco State can we please get the UK to come in and sort this mess out?

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  2. @ ASKING says:

    The barges are a part of the hustle

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  3. BVI says:

    IS KNOWN AROUND THE GLOBE AS NARCO LAND. EVERY ONE KNOWS THE BVI IS THE EASY WAY TO SHIP THE DRUGS. SPEED BOATS, DRUG MULES THAT SWALLOW DRUGS AND S**T IT OUT WHEN THEY GET TO THE BVI, BARGES, FURNITURE, YOU NAME IT. EVERYONE KNOWS THE BVI IS THE PLACE TO SHIP DRUGS BECAUSE IT EASY. THE BOARDERS IS WIDE OPEN, WHO THE F**K USES BARGES TO PROTECT THEIR BOARDERS.

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  4. Well Well says:

    The British Navy with much faster vessels than the barges which was free of cost were refused.

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    • GTFOH says:

      The mighty British Navy would have prevented cocaine from entering the territory. Nobody has ever successfully smuggled cocaine in the UK. Many have tried but they all have failed. By the way if what Meghan Markle said was true if the Royals were concerned about how dark the son of Prince Harry would get imagine what they think about our black @$$.

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      • Royals says:

        I really hope you’re educated enough to know the Royals don’t run Britain.

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      • TurtleDove says:

        @ GTFOH
        …stop it!! the father or the brother said it….all British people are not racist but there some in the bunch just like there are some black racist here…

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  5. Really Everyone knows... says:

    There were at least 50+ go fast boats at The Sand Box on Sunday. Where is all this money coming from? How when there are no jobs no tourism are people able to somehow buy these boats? It should be pretty easy to find out who owns one and has no job to find out what they are really doing. The boats are probably not registered, but parked on every corner. They race across the North Sound for money everyone knows about it where are the police?

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    • Facts says:

      @everyone knows – Thought you’ll was sleep but you’ll woke. HNF is criminal organization Institution. Washing drug money into legitimate businesses. However the duppy spirit always follow and always destroy. too much evidence not see what’s happening

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  6. tax payer says:

    this is exactly where the unexplained wealth comes from COI should look at all individuals that have more than they should from high to low

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  7. Drugs says:

    It’s a market in us and Europe driving drug sales. Not much else to do in BVI but bus tables and get lucky with a bank or law gig. From 40,000 ‘, can you really give smugglers sh— for this industry? They got marooned on an island 100,s of years back and have to make ends meet. Here’s a biz. 1st world should legalize and regulate. More money and lives wrecked from the war on drugs than the drugs themselves on the ppl

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  8. Real people says:

    People in this lil bvi gonna never change… a young independent young woman making her honest living though life she ‘s apart of a criminal organization y’all so dam small minded and dumb this why the bvi is gonna forever be a third world country people here constantly fighting down a young person negative bvi half of ayo wa here on this new site ain’t got nothing goin on broke and behind on ayo bills

  9. Real people says:

    If the uk come and run this half ayo dumb asses goin reget stupid people… constantly hating cause ayo ain’t making no money if ayo was the ones involved in drug runnings ayo wouldn’t be on here talk crap

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