Eight held with 2 kilos of weed meant for Carnival festivities
Approximately two kilogrammes of weed with a value of $150,000 were caught by police before they could be distributed to people over the Carnival period.
Eight men are expected to appear before a Chaguanas Magistrate on Wednesday after they were held with marijuana intended to be sold for Carnival.
The suspects, said to be between the ages of 18 and 50, were held during a police exercise in the Couva, Freeport and Enterprise districts.
The exercise was conducted by a team of officers from the Central Special Crime Unit, spearheaded by Snr Sup Balram, with assistance from ASP Smith, Sgt Jodhan, and PCs Gangaram, Prime, Ramjattan, Baksh, Husband and Joseph.
The officers were also assisted by officers of the K-9 Unit, Organized Crime and Intelligence Unit and the Longdenville Police Post.
The exercise resulted in a quantity of high-grade marijuana weighing approximately two kilogrammes, being seized.
The drugs, police said, had a street value of $150,000.
More on this as it becomes available.