Friday 30 October, 2020

Matelot man charged with marijuana possession granted $300,000 bail

A 24-year-old man of Cemetery Street, Matelot, was granted $300,000 bail after being arrested and charged for possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.

Nathan Alladin was detained during an anti-crime exercise conducted on Thursday.

According to a statement from the police service, officers of the Matelot Police Station went to Santa Cruz Road Extension, Matelot, where they found a wooden structure.

Upon entering, they discovered 27 kilogrammes of dried marijuana with a street value of $270,000.

Alladin was the lone occupant of the building and was arrested and charged for the offence by PC Pierre.

He appeared before the Sangre Grande Magistrates' Court to answer to the charges.

The 24-year-old pleaded not guilty and was granted bail.

The matter has been postponed to November 9.

Meanwhile, the anti-crime exercise was coordinated by Snr Supt Aguilal and Sgt Scipio, and supervised by Cpl Frederick.

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