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.
August 17, 2016
On Tuesday 16th August 2016, three Antiguan nationals; 27-year-old Mark JOHN, 30-year-old Kimron JOHN and 24-year-old Makeesha HENRY and a Vincentian national 35-year-old Steve BROWN,were jointly charged with Possession of Cannabis, Possession with the Intent to Supply Cannabis, Being Concern in the Supply of Cannabis and Drug Trafficking. These charges were brought against the quartet […]
August 13, 2016
13th August 2016 Just four days after an operation in which eight pounds, six ounces of Hashish Oil were seized and two Vincentian nationals were arrested, the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) has recorded another success. On Friday 12th August, 2016, the ONDCP conducted a counter-drug operation in the Big […]
August 8, 2016
The Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) has published the Antigua and Barbuda Secondary Schools Drug Prevalence Survey 2013 Report on its website. REPORT The report, which relies on data that was collected through the use of standardized surveys among secondary school students in Antigua and Barbuda. The report provides statistics […]
August 8, 2016
On Sunday 07th August, 2016, the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) conducted a counter-drug operation on an apartment complex in the Creekside area. This resulted in the arrest of 27-year-old Junior Forde of Hodges Bay and 33-year-old Curtis Williams, both Vincentian nationals, and a seizure of three packages of hashish […]
July 26, 2016
St John’s, Antigua, 20 July, 2016: On Tuesday 18th July 2016 following a successful application in the High Court the assets of former businessman Dante Tagliaventi were forfeited to the Crown. The Supervisory Authority was represented by the Director of Public Prosecution, Mr Anthony Armstrong, and Mr Curtis Bird of the Office of National […]
July 11, 2016
PRESENTATION TO KAW’S 8TH ANNUAL AML/CFT ANTI-FRAUD AND FINANCIAL CRIMES CONFERENCE 11 July 2016 Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa By Lt. Col. Edward Croft Director of the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy Opening Remarks Let me first offer congratulations to Mr. Kem Warner & KAW management on the continuous […]
June 24, 2016
June 23, 2016 – The Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) is warning Antiguan businesses to be aware of a scam that re-directs payments for invoices submitted by email. The ONDCP has received reports from local businesses that their customer invoices have been intercepted and emailed to their clients with substituted […]
June 23, 2016
Officers from the ONDCP arrested and charged Omar Tagliaventi and Soraya Felix both of Fort Road, for the illegal possession of one (1) .38 revolver pistol and 38 rounds of .38 hollow point ammunition. The arrest came after officers executed a search warrant on Wednesday 15th June, 2016 at the residence occupied by both persons. […]
May 7, 2016
On Saturday 7th May 2016, the ONDCP in collaboration with the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda, conducted a joint operation in the Cassada Gardens area which resulted in the arrest of two (2) Jamaican males, Andre Robinson, age 35 who resides in Yorks village and Prince Caballero, age 34. Seized during the operation was of 88lbs of compressed marijuana with an estimated wholesale value of Three Hundred and Fifty Two Thousand Dollars ($352,000.00 ECD).
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