Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Over 200 marijuana trees destroyed in Tobago

Police have destroyed over 200 marijuana trees in Canaan, Tobago.

According to a statement issued by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), approximately 253 trees were discovered and destroyed in the Canaan district by officers of the Tobago Division during an anti-crime exercise on November 9, 2018.

During the exercise, officers of the Crown Point Police Station & Criminal Investigations Department, Tourism Oriented Policing Section & Organised Crime & Intelligence Unit, proceeded to a bushy area along Canaan Farm Road, where the discovery was made.

The bust comes after yet another major seizure in Chaguanas, where two suspects were also held, on November 9, 2018.

That exercise, which organised by Police Commissioner Gary Griffith, resulted in the seizure of packets of marijuana and weapons. 

The Police Commissioner said the automatic assault rifles which were seized are indicative of the type of firepower which criminals now have at their disposal.

He believes that it is in this context, police officers need to defend themselves against such threats.

Enquiries are ongoing.

 

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