Just before 4:30pm on Sunday, 24 December police received a report of drugs washed ashore near a resort in East End. While officers were en route to the location, it was reported to that a man carrying a machete with his face covered had come to the beach area of the resort, confronted staff, and made off with the drugs in a brown-coloured car. Some of the drugs were left on the beach, however, which were collected by officers and later determined to be cocaine.
Officers conducted enquiries and arrested a man, age 35 of North Side, later that night in connection with this incident. The man has now been charged with Robbery, Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Supply, and Possession of an Offensive Weapon (Machete). He is due in Court today, 27 December.