On October 18th, 2023, the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF)
responded to a report of suspected contraband importation at the Robert Llewellyn
Bradshaw International Airport (RLBIA).
Officers of the St. Kitts and Nevis Customs and Excise Department informed Police that Rejon Hanley of Douglas Estate, St. Kitts, had attempted to clear a package that arrived by air on October 16th, 2023.
A routine examination of the package by Customs officers revealed it to contain four black bags of vegetable material suspected to be Cannabis and weighing a total of 2,146g. The
suspected contraband was taken into Police custody and later confirmed as such. Mr Hanley was formally charged for the offences of Making a False Declaration; Importation of Restricted Goods to Wit Cannabis Sativa; Concealment of Restricted Goods to Wit Cannabis Sativa; and Fraudulent Evasion of A customs officer.
The charges were laid on October 20 2023, at the Basseterre Police Station. The RSCNPF extends its gratitude to the St. Kitts and Nevis Customs and Excise Department for its continued collaboration and determination to maintain the integrity of the Federation’s gates of entry.