Some of the cocaine recovered by the police yesterday. (Photo: TTPS)
Police seized approximately $4.5 million worth of cocaine in a drug bust yesterday in Port of Spain.
In a statement issued today, the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) said the bust, valued at over $4.5 million, was done by officers of the Western Division’s Gang Unit during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Port of Spain Division.
The TTPS said officers conducted the exercise between 12:30 pm and 8:30 pm at a building in Port-of-Spain occupied by a man.
The officers searched the building and found three packets containing a quantity of cocaine, which was reportedly in the man's possession.
The officers then searched a vehicle which was parked in the vicinity of the building with a lone male occupant, and reportedly found six more packets of cocaine.
Police said the drugs have a combined weight of 3.3 kilogrammes and an approximate street value of TT$4,555,000.
The two men, a 37-year-old and a 34-year-old, both of Diego Martin, were arrested.
The exercise was coordinated by Snr Supt Kelvern Thompson, Supt Smith and ASP (Ag) Coggins. It included officers of the Western Division’s Gang Unit and the Canine Unit.
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