The plan of a person or persons to smuggle Cannabis via courier service FedEx was foiled by law enforcement authorities recently.
According to reports reaching our newsroom, a quantity of the controlled drug was recovered at the FedEx location in Lower Estate, Tortola following an operation led by Her Majesty’s Customs on March 5, 2021.
During the operation, a “suspicious brown FedEx box” was found to be emitting a stench of suspected Cannabis.
Sources said upon opening the box, a large round object wrapped in several layers of saran wrap and foiling paper was discovered.
When the object was unwrapped, it was allegedly discovered to contain 12 transparent vacuum sealed packages all containing green vegetable matter suspected to be Cannabis.
The Cannabis was subsequently weighed and found to be 5,480grams.