Monday 19 November, 2018

Police destroy over $6M in marijuana in Rio Claro

Amidst reports of an alleged shortage of marijuana, police have destroyed a plantation worth approximately $6.1 million in Rio Claro.

In a statement, the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) said officers from the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit carried out an eradication exercise on August 16 in the Rio Claro District.

Police said during the exercise which took place from 6:00 am to 5:00 pm last Thursday, officers came across two marijuana fields with 6,000 fully grown marijuana trees in the Navet/Rio Claro forest. 

The trees, along with 10 kilogrammes of cured marijuana, five pounds of seeds and two camps, were subsequently destroyed.

The exercise also included officers attached to the Eastern Division Task Force and Air Support Unit of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.

Police said the plants have an estimated street value of TT$6,100,000.

Investigations are ongoing.


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