Thursday 26 November, 2020

Five held with $104K worth of marijuana

Photo: Marijuana seized in La Romaine by the Southern Division Task Force. Credit: Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.

Photo: Marijuana seized in La Romaine by the Southern Division Task Force. Credit: Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.

Five men were arrested and quantities of marijuana seized by officers of the Southern Division during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the La Romaine district on Saturday morning.

Officers of the Southern Division Task Force conducted an exercise around 5:35am along the South Trunk Road, La Romaine that day.

They had cause to stop and search a silver Toyota Corolla with three male occupants.

The search resulted in officers finding 7.2 kilogrammes of marijuana.

The drug has an estimated street value of $72,000.

The three suspects: a 32-year-old and a 24-year-old both of Tunapuna and a 23-year-old of San Juan, were arrested in connection with the find.

During the same exercise, officers had cause to stop and search a white Nissan AD Wagon with two male occupants a few minutes later.

The search resulted in officers finding three packets containing 3.2 kilogrammes of marijuana.

The drug has an estimated street value of $32,000.

The two suspects, a 22-year-old of Chickland and a 21-year-old of San Fernando were arrested in connection with the find.

Investigations are ongoing.

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