Head of Barbados Private Sector Body, Another Businessman and Sailor Charged in Major Drug Bust

From left, Chris Rogers, Walter Prescod and Charles Herbert. (Photo credit: Barbados Today)

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Friday July 27, 2018 – Chairman of the Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA) and chairman of the Goddard Group, Arthur Charles Herbert, along with another senior official in the Goddard Group and a sailor were today slapped with charges stemming from the discovery of 276 pounds of marijuana on board the company’s yacht earlier this week.

Police confirmed today that 62-year-old Herbert; company director Christopher Glenn Rodgers, 56; and 55-year-old Walter Oneal Prescod have been charged with possession, possession with intent to supply, and trafficking of 267 pounds of cannabis, with an estimated street value of BDS$534,160 (US$267,080).

The three had been in custody since Monday when the drugs were discovered on the boat, Ecstasy, at the Bridgetown Port.

They are expected to appear in court today.

Yesterday, Goddard Enterprises issued a statement indicating that Herbert had not been relieved of his post, but William Putnam, the Deputy Chairman of the GEL Board of Directors, would act in that role until such time as Herbert can resume his official role.

Herbert was elected as chairman of the BPSA in August 2016.

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