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HM Customs seize one semi-rigid inflatable, 550 cartons of cigarettes and thirty-seven kilos of cannabis resin – 230/2021

By March 16, 2021 No Comments

Today at approximately 0250hrs, officers of the Marine Section seized one semi-rigid inflatable vessel and five hundred and fifty cartons of cigarettes.

The incident took place early this morning when a small semi-rigid inflatable with two persons on board was intercepted west off the runway by Emmerson’s Place. A high speed chase ensued, resulting in the two individuals abandoning the vessel and making good their escape. A search of the vessel revealed a total of five hundred and fifty cartons of various brands.

In a separate incident, at approximately 1040hrs and acting on information received from a member of the public through the RGP, a total of 37.35kg of cannabis resin has been retrieved from the sea. The detection took place in the area of Camp Bay.

Investigations continue.