Sunday 20 October, 2019

Marabella man held with $850,000 in marijuana

Photo courtesy the TTPS.

Photo courtesy the TTPS.

A Marabella man was arrested for drug trafficking by officers of the South Western Division on Monday night.

According to a statement issued by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, acting on information received, officers of the Siparia and Santa Flora Criminal Investigations Departments (CID) intercepted a red Kia Sportage being driven by a 29-year-old man, along the S.S. Erin Road, around 7:30 pm, on April 29, 2019.

A search of the vehicle resulted in officers discovering five crocus bags filled with 150 packets of marijuana in the backseat.

The drug, weighing 85.5 kilogrammes, has an estimated street value of TT$850,000.

The suspect was taken to the Siparia Police Station, where PC Phillips, of the Siparia CID, will be leading enquiries.

Investigations are continuing. 

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