Thursday 23 May, 2019

Two fishermen held with 16 kilos of marijuana

Photo via the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).

Photo via the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).

Two fishermen are currently in custody after they held with 16 kilogrammes of marijuana.

The two, aged 31 and 35, both of Icacos Village, are expected to be formally charged with the possession of the illegal drugs for the purposes of trafficking.

They were found with the drugs – said to be wrapped up in 30 rectangular packages – at about 11:00 pm on Monday along the South Trunk Road, La Romain, in the vicinity of Pricesmart.

A team of officers of the Southern Division Task Force and San Fernando Criminal Investigations Department led an anti-crime exercise in the La Romaine district, led by Cpl Bacchus and including PC Lange, PC Jacob, PC Ragoonanan, when they received key intelligence which led them to intercept a white Kia 2700 truck.

Officers searched the vehicle to find a grey container filled with ice. Hidden under the ice were two large packages wrapped in black and clear plastic.

Further examination of the packages resulted in them being found to contain 30 rectangular packages containing 16.2 kilogrammes of marijuana. The drug has an estimated street value of $162,000.

PC Lange is continuing inquiries.

More on this as it becomes available.

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