August 2, 2018
On Wednesday 1st August, 2018, officers from the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) were on patrol in the vicinity of Her Majesty’s Prison and observed a 25 year old Antiguan male from Potters Village behaving in a suspicious manner. He was seen throwing a package over the eastern wall of […]
August 1, 2018
23rd July 2018 The Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) has given Antigua and Barbuda one of the best reports of regional countries so far in its 4th round evaluations. The 2018 Mutual Evaluation Report, published by the CFATF, gives an overall positive assessment of the country’s efforts to combat money laundering and terrorist […]
July 26, 2018
On Monday, 23rd July 2018, the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) conducted a counter-narcotic operation in the Cedar Valley Garden Area. A search of an apartment complex yielded a total of 2.375lbs of Compressed Cannabis, currencies totaling One Thousand and Thirty-Five EC Dollars ($1,035.00 ECD) and several PVC barrels which […]
June 29, 2018
On Tuesday, 26th June 2018, the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) conducted a counter-narcotic operation in the Falmouth Area where 4.13 kilograms of Cocaine and 2.88lbs of Cannabis were seized Bertail M. ROBERTS and Nicholas THOMAS of St. Vincent have been charged with Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine […]
June 27, 2018
On Tuesday, 26th June 2018, the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) conducted a counter-narcotic operation in the Falmouth Area where six individuals were apprehended and illicit drugs and cash seized. Those detained include three (3) Vincentian males, a Vincentian female, a Jamaican female and a Jamaican male. A total of […]
May 16, 2018
On Tuesday, 15th May 2018, the ONDCP intercepted a Dominican male and an Antiguan female, both residents of All Saints, with illicit drugs during another successful counter-narcotic operation. The 49-year-old male and the 33-year-old female were detained and questioned. A search warrant was subsequently executed on a residence in the Lindsey area where another quantity […]
February 4, 2018
The ONDCP continued its investigations into the recent drug seizure at the V.C. Bird International Airport (VCBIA). Three (3) of the persons assisting with investigations have been released. However, the aircraft remains detained pending further investigations. A 31 year old Antiguan male from Paynters, Mr. Colin Murraine has been charged with Possession of Cocaine, Exportation […]
February 2, 2018
February 2, 2018 On the morning of Friday, 2nd February 2018, ONDCP officers conducted another successful drug interdiction. This occurred at the V.C Bird International Airport where a private charter plane that was preparing for takeoff was intercepted. Four individuals to include pilots are assisting with the ongoing investigations and bags containing a quantity of […]
January 14, 2018
Wednesday, January 10th 2018 The ‘Caribbean Financial Action Task Force’ (CFATF) releases statement from ‘University of the West Indies’ Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, concerning the European Union’s Blacklisting of CARICOM Financial Centre’s. _____________________________________ Please see attached UWI STATEMENT for details.
January 14, 2018
Thursday, January 11th 2018 The ‘Caribbean Financial Action Task Force’ (CFATF) releases statement from CARICOM concerning the European Union’s List of NON-Cooperative Tax Jurisdictions. ——————————————————————- Please see attached CARICOM’S STATEMENT for details.
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