Wednesday 24 April, 2019

3 marijuana fields destroyed in Pt Fortin Forest Reserve

An estimated $800,000 in marijuana was found and destroyed on Sunday during police exercises in Point Fortin.

According to police reports, around 10:00 am on Sunday, officers under the supervision of Snr Sup Basdeo, were conducting patrols when they observed a man walking along Field Road, in the Forest Reserve.

Upon seeing the police, the man ran into some bushes.

The officers, suspicions aroused, stopped and gave chase.

The suspect eluded officers, however, as a result of the pursuit, in an area less than 300 feet from the roadway, the officers found three marijuana fields.

The officers notified their seniors and an eradication exercise was conducted.

In total, the officers found and seized 800 fully grown marijuana trees and 250 seedlings.

The said trees were uprooted and destroyed along with the seedlings.

More on this as it becomes available.

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