Six suspects were arrested with cash and suspected heroin laced with fentanyl and drug paraphernalia seized at four separate locations in the police anti-drugs ‘Operation Pegasus’.
This after a man died in hospital in what is believed to be the result of a drug overdose, as first reported by TNN.
In follow up to the report, police also confirmed the he was only one of several people who ended up in hospital as a result of taking the same substance.
Detective Chief Inspector Sherwin Joseph, the head of the police’s specialist investigations department, said: “This operation commenced after we received information that a number of persons attended King Edward VII Memorial Hospital having overdosed on the controlled drug heroin, that was laced with fentanyl.
“One man is suspected to have died as a result and our criminal investigations unit will continue inquiries into these matters.”
Several search warrants were executed on Saturday and Sunday by the police tactical support division, drugs unit, and criminal Investigations unit, led by Inspector Shakisha Minors.
A police spokesman said they were “acting on information received that controlled drugs were being stored at specific locations, warrants were executed at four properties”.
He also warned that “the misuse of controlled drugs can have serious side effects”, as “fentanyl in particular can lead to drowsiness, nausea, respiratory depression and death”.
No further information would be released because the investigation was “at a delicate stage”, he added.