Thursday 25 April, 2019

$750K in marijuana fields destroyed in Point Fortin

Police have destroyed two marijuana fields in two separate incidents, with the value of the plants amounting to around TT$750,000 in the space of a few days.

According to updates shared by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), the officers of the Point Fortin CID and K-9 Unit carried out an eradication exercise in the Point Fortin district around 6:30 am on February 11, 2019. 

Officers went to a bushy trace at Salazar Trace, Point Fortin, where they discovered 450 fully grown marijuana trees and 2,000 seedlings worth approximately TT$450,000.

Police destroyed the trees and seedlings. 

In a separate incident, police destroyed another crop of marijuana in Point Fortin, worth approximately $300,000.

The TTPS said the trees, seedlings and other marijuana cultivation items were destroyed by officers of the SWD during an eradication exercise in the Point Fortin district on February 10, 2019.

During the exercise, officers proceeded to a forested area known as Guapo River in the vicinity of the old sawmill, where they discovered 3,000 fully grown marijuana trees along with 200 seedlings, which were subsequently destroyed.

Police said investigations are ongoing. 

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