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Dominicans arrested as police make major drug bust at sea

Monday, March 18, 2013 | 11:20 AM    

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CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) – Two Dominican nationals are due to appear in court later this week after police said they had seized more than 1,400 pounds of marijuana on a pirogue south of the island over the weekend.

 In a statement Monday, the police did not give the street value for the 1, 487.2 pounds of marijuana seized or the names of the two Dominican nationals.

It said that members of the Marine Unit had intercepted the blue, orange and black pirogue named “Von Von” on Friday about 8.2 nautical miles south of Gros Piton in Soufriere.

The police said they also seized the pirogue and that “charges are expected.

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