Thursday 26 November, 2020

No bail for Venezuelan national on marijuana charge

Photo courtesy the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.

Photo courtesy the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.

A Venezuelan national has been remanded into police custody after being charged for possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.

Anthony Jesus Waldropp Bompart is due to reappear in the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court on November 24.

According to reports, an anti-crime exercise was carried out between 2pm and 4pm last Thursday.

During the exercise, officers executed a search warrant at a residence on Upper L’Anse Mitan Road, Carenage.

Seven brown packets and eight transparent packets containing 12.8 kilogrammes of marijuana were allegedly found at the residence. Officers found the Venezuelan man hiding in a wardrobe.

He was arrested and taken to the Carenage Police Station.

The exercise was spearheaded by Snr Supt Kelvern Thompson, Supt Sean Henry and Insp Grant, coordinated by Insp Mohammed, Ag Sgt Titte and Adams, Ag Cpls Williams, King and Edwards.

Officers from the Western Division Task Force (WDTF), Carenage Criminal Investigations Department (CID), and the Carenage Police Station were also part of the exercise.

Investigations continued and the suspect was formally charged by WPC Wong on Tuesday.

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