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Grand Baie Welder Arrested With Rs 1 Million Of Synthetic Drugs

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Wesley Louis Délia, a 44-year-old welder suspected of drug trafficking, was apprehended at his home in Grand Baie on the evening of Tuesday October 3. The information obtained by the men of Assistant Superintendent of Police, Rajendranath Jhurry of the Anti-Drug and Smuggling Unit (Adsu) of the Northern Division proved to be true. Two wrapped parcels containing 205.2 grams of the synthetic drug, which were hidden under a staircase among rocks and boulder debris, were seized by police officers. The value of the drugs is estimated at Rs 1,026,000.

The raid was carried out at Wesley Délia’s home by an Adsu team led by Sergeant Saminaden at around 10.35pm on the evening of Tuesday October 3rd. At the time, the suspect was in the company of his 27-year-old stepson.

Wesley Louis Délia

After the discovery of the two rounded packages wrapped in adhesive tape and transparent plastic containing leaves suspected of being synthetic drugs, Wesley Delis and his son-in-law were arrested and taken to the Adsu office in Grand Baie for questioning.

As Wesley Delis exonerated his son-in-law in the case, the latter was unconditionally released. On the other hand, Wesley Délia was placed in a cell at the Piton detention center on the orders of ASP Jhurry. This Wednesday morning, October 4, he was brought before the Pamplemousses court. He is facing a provisional charge of drug trafficking. He was subsequently returned to his cell.

In Union Park: Rs 9 million worth of cannabis seized from a grower’s home

A raid was carried out on the afternoon of Tuesday October 3 at the home and yard of Michaël Ricardo Gilbert Ken Cheong Tin Ming Kan, a 55-year-old planter in the Union Park area. This exercise led to the discovery of a large quantity of cannabis, 7.3 kilos of the drug and 9,166 seeds, valued at Rs 916,000. The total value is estimated at Rs 9,676,000.

At around 2.15pm on Tuesday October 3, a team from the Anti Durg and Smulling Unit (Adsu) in Saint Pierre, led by Sergeant Luckmun, searched the house and yard of Michaël Tin Ming Kan. During the search, the police found three plastic bags containing cannabis, 9,166 seeds of the same drug, two electric scales bearing cannabis particles and a sum of Rs 11,100. Michaël Tin Ming Kan was brought before the Port-Louis court on Tuesday October 3, before being taken back into custody. He is facing a provisional charge of drug trafficking.

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