The drug squad has uprooted 249 plants of cannabis in Pamplemousses. Their market value is estimated at Rs 800 000. The cannabis plants encircled the piggery of the resident of 42 years. The latter was charged with drug trafficking.
On Tuesday November 1, the drug squad of Grand Bay stopped the illegal activities of a resident of Pamplemousses. The sleuths of the Anti-Drug and Smuggling Unit (ADSU) was looking for cannabis cultivation.
A police helicopter, in which there was a member of the ADSU, was involved in the search. The aircraft flew over the northern region of the country. The Helicopter Squadron of the police got information of the possible presence of cannabis plants around the house of a local resident. The helicopter flew over the area indicated. The doubts of the bloodhounds were quickly confirmed.
The information was immediately relayed to the ADSU of the Northern Division, headed by the chief inspector Maudhoo and sergeant Ragoonundun. A search was conducted on the identified site which is a piggery owned by Louis Paul Domingue, aged 42. Cannabis plants grown in pots and hidden with ‘lerb lelefant’ surrounded the park.
The plants were uprooted in the presence of the suspect. The police then went to the suspect’s home, located nearby. Other plants of cannabis were discovered. Police officers led by DCP Bhojoo have recorded 249 plants measuring between 5 cm and 1m10. The market value of the cannabis plants is estimated at Rs 800,000.
After the seizure, Louis Paul Domingue was taken to the office of Grand Bay ADSU before being detained. On Tuesday morning, the suspect was brought before the Bail & Remand Court of Port Louis. He was charged with drug trafficking. The police objected to his release.