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Kilos of cocaine found on local ferry, crew member charged in USVI

Photo Credit: Native Son

Law enforcement in the neighbouring US Virgin Islands have arrested a crew member of a local ferry company who allegedly had 5.18 kilos of cocaine aboard the vessel.

Charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute is Shane Clarence Freeman, the Virgin Islands Daily News reports.

It is alleged that USVI law enforcement discovered the drugs aboard the Native Son, which offers ferry services between Tortola, BVI and St Thomas, USVI.

The drugs were allegedly found last week in a shopping bag hidden behind an air conditioning unit aboard the vessel.

It is reported that the bag contained bricks of a substance that allegedly field-tested positive for the cocaine.

USVI media reported that other crew members allegedly claimed to have seen the accused man bring the bag in question aboard the vessel.

It is further reported that a narcotics dog was alerted to the presence of the drug on Freeman’s person.

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  1. hmmmm says:

    Islanders!!! No comment??? Name sounds familiar of if it was other persons this would have been overloaded with comments….hmmmm!

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  2. When last u been home says:

    Mind your funky business

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    • hmmmm says:

      LOL…who in the kitchen feel the heat….when the shoe is on the other foot it burns the lil toe…hahahaha. Headlines are all our business. when your neighbor house on fire, throw water on yours. don’t be quick to condemn another person when our very own are capable of the same thing or worse.

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  3. Sun says:

    People is dropping dimes like crazy.dude, the worse thing anyone can do is get caught in the USVI with nose candy.

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  4. Richgdgy says:

    Out of all the places in the world we picked the Old BVI to re-visit for 16 years in a row.Now I am glad we cannot afford it anymore.It would break our hearts to see this CRAP!We know that there are still good people there but you guys have to stand up and fight.Its sad really sad.

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  5. Shame says:

    Shane have no manners or customer service skills. It is unfortunate he got himself in this mess.

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  6. St.Thomas says:

    The cops knew exactly where to find the snow means someone drop some serious coins on someone. Every thing that is heading to St.Thomas or Tortola VIA Red Hook or the waterfront is on Homeland radar.Someone made sure the snow was not getting to Tortola. You all don’t want to get knock down here.You get caught they are going to stick it to you.

  7. Joker says:

    Who ever give that boy them keys to carry over about to get hot up. Probably spill all the tea before the handcuffs even click.

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  8. Gumption.Official says:

    Leaving our community is one thing but having coming to our community is a no no. We already have an unstable community and the last things we need is drugs and illegal guns on our streets. Gun and drugs is too common and getting very bold these days. I’ve lost love ones due drugs and guns, either lost them in jail or in the graveyard.

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  9. HMM says:

    Where the pictures?

  10. Pet Detective says:

    If u see dem coming toss it as far as u can in the sea if dem find it dem find it all dogs can’t swim

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  11. Real says:

    So native son dont carry packages but they carrying d–e?

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