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NCG Officer And French Tourist Arrested With Rs 7 Million Of Hashish

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Constable Ashwini Hazurfutty, 42, working on board the National Coast Guard (NCG) patrol boat CGS Barracuda was arrested on Monday afternoon, May 16, in a luxurious villa with a swimming pool in Mont Choisy along with Patricia Elizabeth Garro, a 67-year-old French real estate agent. This after they were found in possession of 2588 grams of hashish, with a street value of Rs 7,765,000, two plastic bags containing 8.18 grams of cannabis, a small plastic bag containing 1.61 grams of hashish and two booklets of rolling papers.

Drug Trafficking

It is an intelligence work of Adsu of the southern division, led by inspectors Harry Appasamy and Rajeev Subba Reddi, under the supervision of the police superintendent, Jacques Jean Pierre, which allowed to trace the police officer Ashwini Hazurfutty in this villa. The single man, who lives in Gros Billot, New Grove, has been renting the villa for the past month. He was in Adsu’s sights. The man, who has twenty-one years of service in the police force, was suspected of being involved in drug trafficking.

Patricia Elizabeth Garro
Patricia Elizabeth Garro
Ashwini Hazurfutty
Ashwini Hazurfutty

On Monday 16 May, Ashwini Hazurfutty was off duty. It was 3pm when these Adsu police officers stormed the villa. The policeman was not alone. He was in the company of a French woman who is said to be his companion. She lives in Cagnes-sur-Mer in the Maritime Alps and is on her second visit to Mauritius. She arrived for a holiday on 6 May. A search carried out on the spot allowed the Adsu police to find five plastic parcels containing a total weight of 2,588 grams of hashish, two bags with 8.18 grams of cannabis and another plastic bag with 1.61 grams of hashish.

Drug Trafficking

The two suspects who were arrested will be brought before the Pamplemousses court this Tuesday morning, 17 May. They are facing a provisional charge of drug trafficking, including possession of hashish to be sold.

Adsu is interested to know how this shipment of drugs entered Mauritius and who was behind it.

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