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High bail granted in million-dollar drug bust

The three drug suspects on their way to court

Three St. George’s men appeared before the St. George’s Magistrate’s Court on Monday facing charges stemming from an over two (2) million-dollar drug seizure on the weekend.

The trio – Andy John, Dillion Phillip, and Neil Cyrus – appeared on indictable drug possession, and trafficking charges before Chief Magistrate Francine Foster following the discovery of a staggering 25 kilograms of cocaine in the Mt. Parnassus area on Sunday valued at over two (2) million dollars.

Represented by criminal defense attorney Peter David both Andy John and Dillion Phillip were granted bail in the sum of $200,000.00 each, with two sureties, while Neil Cyrus faced a higher bail amount of $500,000.00, also with two sureties.

As part of the bail conditions, the three suspects must adhere to strict guidelines, including reporting to the Central Police Station every Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Additionally, they are prohibited from contacting any witnesses involved in the case against them and must seek permission to leave the state.

The suspects are due to reappear before Magistrate Foster on September 12 for the commencement of the preliminary inquiry into the charges brought against them.

In an official bulletin, the Royal Grenada Police Force said: “On Thursday 2nd May 2024, Officers attached to the Drug Squad conducted an operation at the home of Neil Cyrus 53 years old, Shopkeeper of Radix, St. George, led to the discovery of two (2) cardboard boxes, containing twenty blocks of cocaine.

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The cocaine weighed a total of 22.2 kgs and carries an estimated street value of two million two hundred and twenty thousand dollars ($2,220,000.00). He was later charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Drug.

In another operation on Thursday 2nd May 2024, officers attached to the Drug Squad intercepted a vehicle travelling along Mt. Parnassus Public Road and conducted a search, which revealed a black bag containing five blocks of cocaine.

The Cocaine weighed five kilograms (5kg) and carries an estimated street value of five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00).

As a result, the occupants of the vehicle, Andy John 40 years old, Painter of Park Lane, St. George and Dylan Phillip, 24 years old, Painter of Bain’s Alley, St. George were jointly charged with the offence of Trafficking in a Controlled Drug.

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