March 1, 2017
On Tuesday 28th February, 2017, a joint operation between the ONDCP, the Customs & Excise Division and the Antigua and Barbuda Port Authority was conducted at the Deep Water Harbour. A search led to the discovery of two (2) barrels containing compressed (Arizona) Cannabis and a handful of personal effects. The barrels originated from the […]
February 23, 2017
The Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) and the Antigua and Barbuda Defense Force (ABDF) continue to display their partnership in solidifying the efforts of both agencies. The latest such gesture is a donation by the ONDCP to the ABDF. On February 21st 2017, during a brief presentation ceremony at the […]
January 24, 2017
On Monday 23rd January, 2017, the ONDCP conducted an operation in the Urlings area. The search yielded 26 packages of Cannabis weighing 147 lbs in total, 9 cannabis plants and 45 bricks of Cocaine with a total weight of 50.90 kgs. The Cocaine carries an estimated wholesale value of One Million Seven Hundred and […]
December 28, 2016
The Director of ONDCP, Lt Col Edward Croft, has stated that neither he nor any member of the command of his organization received any instructions from any official with regard to delaying or not providing documents requested by Brazilian investigative authorities regarding the activities of Odebrecht and a bank in Antigua.
November 30, 2016
On Wednesday 23rd November 2016, the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) successfully conducted another counter-drug operation. As a result of an operation, which resulted in the seizure of 156lbs of cannabis, an Antiguan national, Samuel Friths, employed by Caribbean Airport Services (CAS) as a Ramp Supervisor, was arrested and charged. […]
November 28, 2016
The Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) in association with Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) successfully completed the Antigua-Barbuda Compliance Officers Forum at the Halcyon Cove by Rex Resorts. The two day event was held on November 23rd and 24th and specifically targeted Compliance Officers. It commenced with an opening ceremony […]
November 26, 2016
On Friday 25th November 2016, the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) conducted a counter-drug operation in the Cedar Grove area. A 46 year old Jamaican male and a 32 year old Jamaican female were held in connection with the successful operation which netted a total of 170lbs 6ozs of cannabis. […]
October 23, 2016
Just three (3) days after a successful seizure of approximately 853lbs of Compressed Cannabis, The Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) conducted another successful counter-drug operation. On Friday 21st October 2016, two (2) men, 59-year-old Kirton POTTER and 32-year-old David NELSON, were held in the Powells Area with a small amountof […]
October 18, 2016
The Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) conducted a counter-drug operation in the early hours of Tuesday 18th October 2016 in the Old Road area. The operation resulted in the arrest of two Antiguan males and a seizure of 853lbs 14ozs of Compressed Cannabis. The drug carries an estimated wholesale value […]
September 15, 2016
$66.7 million U.S. dollars has been forfeited to the Government of Antigua and Barbuda, as a result of successful action by the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy.
Trafficking in Class A drugs such as cocaine continues to offer the criminal the highest profit margin, but the growth, shipment and distribution of the Class B drug
Most serious organised crime is about money. Therefore, tackling money laundering is an essential part of combating the threat of drug trafficking, organised crime, fraud and the financing of terrorism.
Determined to address the problem of illicit drug use and substance abuse among its citizens, the Government of Antigua and Barbuda with the assistance of CICAD/OAS drafted a five (5) year plan which sought to coordinate the islands Anti-Drug initiative. The existing plan, which is a collaborative effort between the various Governmental and non-governmental organizations, emphasizes the notion that the Anti-Drug initiative is a “sheared responsibility” which requires everyone’s input for it to be successful.National Anti-Drug Stratergy National Anti-Drug Plan Prevention Treatment Drug Facts Drug Information Network Surveys and Publications