Saturday 18 January, 2020

Venezuelan held with USD, TTD and marijuana

Police have held a Venezuelan national with a TT$ 67,000, US$1,320 and a quantity of marijuana.

According to a statement issued by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), officers of the Western Division Gang Unit carried out a police exercise in the Four Roads district on Wednesday. 

During the exercise, officers acted on information received and went to Four Roads where they had cause to stop and search a red Nissan March motor vehicle with a lone male occupant.

The search resulted in officers finding a quantity of marijuana, hidden inside the vehicle. Officers also found a black gift bag containing TT$67,000 and US$1,320 in cash under the driver’s seat of the vehicle.

The money was seized in accordance with Section 38 of the Proceeds of Crime Act, Chapter 11:27 and handed over to the Financial Investigations Branch for further enquiries.

The driver; a Venezuelan national who resides in Barataria, was arrested in connection with the finds.

Police said investigations are ongoing.

 

Venezuelan held with gun and ammo

In an unrelated incident, police also detained a Venezuelan national and seized a firearm and quantity of ammunition in Debe.

According to a statement issued by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), the person was detained by officers of the Emergency Response Patrol Unit, during an anti-crime exercise, on Wednesday evening.

Police said whilst on patrol along Debe Main Road on Wednesday, officers PC Charles and PC Tambie had cause to search a Venezuelan national where they found in his possession, one Beretta pistol with 6 rounds 9mm ammunition.

Officers seized the gun and ammunition and the suspect was arrested and taken to the Barrackpore Police Station.

Police said enquiries are continuing. 

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