Friday 3 April, 2020

Police destroy over $200M in marijuana, cocaine

Over TT$200 million dollars in drugs were destroyed by officers of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) during its narcotic destruction exercise in Caroni on Wednesday.

According to the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), the destroyed drugs were accumulated from drug finds and seizures from anti-crime exercises across the country.

The process, which was spearheaded by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Richard Corbett of the SIU and overseen by Ministry of Health (MOH) officials, took place at the Caroni Cremation site between 6 am and 1:45pm.

The TTPS said according to procedure, the entire process, from packaging to transit to destruction was supervised by the MOH officials.

The drugs were made up of 1030 kilogrammes of marijuana and 520 kilogrammes of cocaine, with a combined estimated street value of TT$225,955,000.

All drugs destroyed were sourced from completed matters at the courts and or closed investigations.

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