Friday 4 December, 2020

Venezuelan arrested, marijuana found hidden in wardrobe

The packets were hidden in a wardrobe at the apartment of a Venezuelan national. (Photo: Trinidad and Tobago Police Service)

The packets were hidden in a wardrobe at the apartment of a Venezuelan national. (Photo: Trinidad and Tobago Police Service)

A Venezuelan national was arrested and 12.8 kilogrammes of marijuana seized during an anti-crime exercise in Carenage on Friday.

During the exercise, a party of officers led by A/Cpl Williams of the Carenage CID executed a search warrant at a house at Upper Lanse Mitan Road, Carenage, where seven brown packets and eight transparent packets each containing marijuana were found.

They were hidden in a wardrobe at the apartment of a Venezuelan national.

The suspect was arrested for possession of marijuana and taken to the West End Police Station, where in his presence each packet was checked and weighed.

The packages had a combined weight of 12.8 kilogrammes.

The exercise was supervised by Snr Supt Thompson, Supt Henry and Insp Grant, spearheaded by Ag Supt Kirk and Ag Supt Smith and coordinated by Ag Asp Coggins, ASP Henry (Operations) and Insp Grant (Crime) and conducted by Insp Mohammed, and Sgts Titte and Adams.

WPC Wong is continuing enquiries.

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