(BVI News) Police Commissioner Michael Matthews announced Tuesday, November 10, that the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has seized more than 2,300 kilos of cocaine, the largest such seizure ever in the territory.
The drugs have an estimated value of a quarter-billion dollars and were seized alongside multiple guns while police were executing a search warrant at a property in Balsam Ghut, Tortola on the evening of Friday, November 6.
The drugs were found in a three-yard truck and a Ford Explorer Jeep on the property.
The seizure is the largest ever made by the RVIPF or by a UK police force. It is also the largest seizure ever made in a British Overseas Territory.
In a joint press conference with Governor Augustus Jaspert who has portfolio responsibility for national security, Commissioner Matthews said two persons were arrested — one of whom is a police officer.