A 51-year-old man is in custody after he was held with an estimated TT$24,000 in marijuana.
The suspect, a labourer from Princes Town, was arrested on Friday afternoon during a police exercise by officers of the South Western Division Task Force.
According to police reports, at about 1:30 pm that day, the officers were conducting routine patrols in the Penal district, when they had cause to stop and search a white Nissan Almera motor vehicle which was driven by the 51-year-old man.
A search was conducted, and in the back seat of the vehicle, officers allegedly found and seized a black plastic bag containing 2.43 kgs of marijuana.
As a result of the find, the suspect was immediately arrested and taken into custody.
He was questioned up to Sunday morning and was scheduled to be brought before the courts on Monday.
More on this as it becomes available.
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