Customs Canine Unit discovers cocaine in cargo, while police reports monetary reward for homicide

During a routine search of cargo, the Canine Unit found the narcotic, tested to be cocaine, among normal commercial goods. A police press release reads in part: “During the search the canines alerted the handling officers of a suspicious package and upon further inspection, a quantity of a white substance was observed.”

Customs valued the find at $89,100, before the narcotic was handed over to investigating officers of the St. Kitts and Nevis Police Force. 

Acting Deputy Comptroller of Customs Kennedy DeSilva said, “I commend the dedication and commitment of the men and women of the Customs Service. Seizures like these are rewarding and contribute to our continued vigilance. We are committed to keeping prohibited goods from entering our Federation.”

In a developing police matter, a reward of $10,000 has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the killing of well-known Albert Myers of Stoney Grove, Nevis.

According to Assistant Commissioner of Police Ian Queeley, whose responsibility relates to crime, concerned individuals established the fund to help solve the murder of Mr. Myers. 

Mr. Myers was found dead in his home on the morning of August 7, 2015, when officers from the Charlestown Police Station, on behalf of his family, conducted a welfare call to his residence.

“If you have seen something, if you heard something, as it relates to this or any violent crime, or any criminal activity, tell someone,” ACP Queeley said.  

The public is asked, therefore, to call the Violent Crimes Unit at the Charlestown Police Station at 469 -5254 or any police station with information regarding this crime, or provide the information by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477 (TIPS).


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