PHILIPSBURG:--- Customs Officers along with Police from KPSM seized a container filled with boxes containing drugs. SMN News learned that the officers landed their hands on the container that is filled with Marijuana that came from Jamaica.
Police and Customs Officers were seen taking the illegal substance to the Philipsburg Police Station.
The investigation is currently ongoing as this is a developing story.
Efforts made to reach Head of Customs Anthony Doran for a comment proved futile.
A large amount of marijuana intercepted at the harbor
Customs Officers at Harbor confiscated a large amount of marijuana hidden in over 200 boxes that arrived on Sint Maarten in a container on February 14th, 2020.
General control was done by the customs on several containers that arrived this morning on the ship name JAMILA which was anchored in the harbor. When opening one of the container, which originated from Jamaica, the officers found a large amount of packages containing compressed marijuana.
The detectives of the police department and the public prosecutor were directed to the harbor to further oversee the matter.
After an investigation was done at the location, the Marijuana was removed from the container place on several trucks and transported to the police station.
At the police station in Philipsburg, the drugs were weighed and photographed by the personnel of the forensic department. After being processed the confiscated narcotics the were taken to the dump where it was immediately destroyed under the supervision of the public prosecutor’s office.
The Justice Department’s K-9 units were called in to confirm that there were no more drugs hidden in other areas of the container. The amount of marijuana that was confiscated could not be verified.
The Head of custom’s Mr. Anthony Doran announced that controls at harbor facilities will intensify with the assistance of the police and other law enforcement personnel. No arrests have been made and the investigation is still ongoing.
KPSM Press Release.