Martinique: Two Saint Lucians Jailed For Illegal Drugs, Guns

The content originally appeared on: St. Lucia Times News

A Martinique court has sentenced two Saint Lucians to three years in jail, each on drug trafficking and illegal guns charges.

According to local reports, the charges stemmed from a law enforcement operation on the evening of October 26, 2021, when the French Navy vessel ‘La Combattante’ intercepted a boat in the South of Martinique.

Martinique.France-Antilles reported that investigators found two loaded handguns, 55 kilos of cannabis, and 24 kilos of contraband tobacco when they boarded the boat.

The online publication said, as a result, the investigators took the two Saint Lucian nationals who were on board into custody. It did not disclose their names.

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On October 29, 2021, the two men were each sentenced by the Criminal Court of Fort-de-France to the three-year prison term.

The court also prohibited them from carrying a weapon and banned them from Martinique for five years.

The authorities estimated that the drugs they seized would fetch one million euros on the streets.

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