ANTIGUA -Charges Laid in $11 million cocaine bust

(CNS) -Deon Perkins, a41-year-oldd resident from Union Road, Hatton was arrested by Officers of the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP), on Wednesday, January, 3 after a successful drug interdiction on Sir George Walter Highway.

Two hundred and eighty- six (286) bricks of cocaine with a combined weight of 336.40 kilograms or (740.8lbs) were seized with a total estimated wholesale value of $11,807,640.

Perkins was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to transfer, being concern with the supply of cocaine and drug trafficking.

Perkins is also known to both the police and the ONDCP for his involvement in drug related offences. In June 2014, he was previously arrested and charged by the ONDCP in connection with another cocaine seizure.  He will be appearing in court on Friday, January 5.