(Barbados Nation) The Police have successfully dismantled a criminal ring at the Barbados Port made up of four Port employees and a freighter.
The members of the Drug Squad started their investigations in 2012 and were successful between January 9, and January 10, 2013 in making arrests. Those charged with criminal offences are:
- Selwyn Junior Thorne, 37 years, of Enterprise Development, Christ Church. A Port Security Officer;
- Chelston Anthony Mayhew, 41 years of Ashdean Village, Black Rock, St. Michael. A Docker at the Port;
- Jeffrey Orlando Jackman, 57 years of Mangrove Park, St. Philip. A Port Security Officer; and
- Michael Ophneil Williams, 41 years of Foursquare Valley, St. Philip. A Freighter
All four men have been jointly charged with illegal possession of three firearms; illegal possession of a quantity of ammunition; importation of firearms without valid licences; importation of ammunition without a valid license; possession of 16.5 kgs of cannabis; trafficking, possession with intent to supply; and importation.
The four men are expected to appear expected to appear at the District A Magistrate Court on Monday January 14, 2013.