Friday 24 May, 2019

Gary: Police searches in Philippine based on information

Police operations conducted in Philippine on Wednesday, which saw the arrests of eight people for drug and ammunition offences were based on information provided to police.

In a statement on Thursday, Police Commissioner Gary Griffith said the operations were based solely on information provided to police, some of which proved to be accurate.

Griffith confirmed that seven homes in the Philippine area were searched and resulted in eight arrests for possession of narcotic and ammunition offences.

The operation was planned three weeks ago.

Acting on information, officers of the Southern Division Task Force, Canine Branch, and the San Fernando CID went to the premises of Troy Ragbir at Sir Lamont Avenue, Philippine, where they produced and read a search warrant to the occupants of that home.

In conducting a search of the premises, officers found a quantity of marijuana and two marijuana plants growing in buckets.

One suspect, Kevin Ragbir, admitted to being the owner of the illegal narcotics. He was subsequently arrested and taken to the Mon Repos Police Station, where he was charged for the offence.

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