A Marabella man was arrested and is expected to be charged after plastic barrels containing packages of marijuana were found in a vehicle.
According to a statement issued by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), officers of the Emergency Response Patrol (ERP) Unit, were on patrol during an anti-crime exercise in Mayaro on Saturday morning.
Officers said around 9:30 am they received information via the Command Centre.
Acting on the information, officers had cause to stop and search a grey Mazda 6 motor vehicle with a lone male occupant, along the Naparima Mayaro Road, in the vicinity of Cedar Grove Road.
The search resulted in officers finding 32 packets of marijuana with a total weight of 33 kilogrammes, hidden in the trunk of the vehicle. The drug has an estimated street value of $330,000.
The driver; a 26-year-old, of Marabella, was arrested in connection with the find.
He expected to face charges of possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.
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