Thursday 22 March, 2018

Five arrested as ammo and $62K marijuana seized in Santa Flora

Five men were arrested and quantities of ammunition and marijuana seized by officers of the Santa Flora Police Station during an anti-crime exercise in the district on Tuesday.

The exercise, coordinated by Acting Snr Supt Neville Adams and supervised by Sgt Sheldon Ablacksingh, took place between 6 pm and 10 pm, during which officers intercepted two motor vehicles; a white Nissan Tiida with one male occupant and a silver Toyota Axio with four male occupants, along the SS Erin Road.

A search of the Tiida resulted in seven packets containing 345 rounds of 9mm ammunition and 1.420 kilogrammes of marijuana with an estimated street value $14,200, being discovered.

Meanwhile, a search of the Axio resulted in one crocus bag containing ten packets of 4.851 kilogrammes of marijuana, with an estimated street value of $48,510, being discovered.

The five suspects; a 31-year-old taxi driver of Tunapuna, a 30-year-old, a 26-year-old, a 40-year-old and a 30-year-old, all of Arouca, were arrested in connection with the finds.

Also involved in the exercise were Acting Supt Robert Phillip, Insp Keshwar Mangroo and PCs Vikash Ramdass, Ainsley Mohammed and Rickey Harrington.