Vincentians Kimron John, 31, and Mark John, 27, who were held in Antigua on August 12 with a quantity of cannabis was each offered bail in the sum of $1.7 million.
The Daily Observer reported that the brothers appeared in the All Saints Magistrate’s Court on August 16 and were offered bail that required a cash component of $500,000 each. They were also ordered to hand over their travel documents to the court.
Kimron, a serving member of the Antigua and Barbuda Coast Guard for the last decade, indicated that he does not own a passport and will have to report to the police every day to sign the register, while his younger brother will sign in three times weekly.
Another accused, 35-year-old Steve Brown of St Vincent and the Grenadines was denied bail and remanded to prison.
The three were charged with drug trafficking, possession and possession with intent to transfer the controlled substance and being concerned in the supply of almost 700 pounds of the controlled substance.
They will reappear in court on October 19.
The cannabis that carries an estimated street value of $1,395,250, was seized when officers from the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) law enforcement agency conducted a counter-drug operation.