Friday 4 December, 2020

Cops recover $189K in cocaine, three charged

Photos courtesy the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.

Photos courtesy the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.

Three people, including a minor, were arrested and charged for possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking by officers of the Northern Division Task Force (NDTF) Area West.

They were held during an anti-crime exercise conducted between 3pm and 7pm in the Division on Wednesday.

The exercise was supervised by Sgt La Pierre and included PCs Niles and Persad, the Canine Unit, and officers attached to the Northern Division Task Force Area West.

Four search warrants were executed at homes in Farm Road, St Joseph, and La Rue Pomme Road, Maracas, St Joseph, and the three suspects, Mary Honore, 29, Sahadeo Ramlochan, 32, and a minor, 15.

As the exercise continued, the officers found and seized 340 grammes of cocaine in a bushy area outside of a secondary school.

The total value of cocaine seized has an estimated street value of $189,000.

PC O’Neil is conducting enquiries in relation to this find. Honore and Ramlochan are expected to appeared virtually before the Tunapuna Magistrates’ Court today, and the minor is expected to appear virtually in the Juvenile Court.

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