MAN CHARGED FOLLOWING POLICE AND CUSTOMS JOINT OPERATION

Basseterre, St. Kitts, September 13, 2019 (RSCNPF): Levar Browne of Fiennes Avenue has received several charges following a joint operation between the Drug Unit and the Customs and Excise Department.

The operation resulted in the discovery of 1,813 grams (approximately 4lbs) of cannabis in food containers. The drugs have an estimated street value of EC $48,000.

Browne was charged by the Police for the offences of Possession of Cannabis with Intent to Supply and Importation of Cannabis on September 05. He was also charged by the Customs and Excise Department for the offences of Knowingly Submitting a False Declaration to a Customs Officer, Importation of Cannabis, Importation of Cannabis Concealed in Containers Holding Goods of a Different Description and Knowingly Attempting to Fraudulently Evade Customs with Respect to the Importation of a Restricted Good.

He was subsequently bailed with conditions in the sum of $60,000. The conditions are that: (1) He is to report to the Basseterre Police Station every Wednesday between 6a.m. and 6p.m.; and (2) To surrender all travel documents. He is set to appear at the Basseterre Magistrate Court on November 04, 2019.

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