Packaged marijuana, with an estimated street value of TT$110,000 was found by North Division Task Force (NDTF) officers on mobile patrol in Piarco, last night.
According to police reports, acting on information received, the officers attached to the NDTF Area Central headed to a bushy area on the outskirts of the old Piarco International Airport, where they found two duffle-bags filled with 32 packets containing marijuana.
The drug weighs approximately 11 kilogrammes. PC Elliott, of NDTF Area Central, will be leading enquiries into the matter.
Andrea Berment, 44, of Kelly Village, Caroni, is expected to appear before an Arima Magistrate today charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
Ms Berment a supervisor employed with Intercept Security Ltd, which provides security services, for one of the airlines operating out of Piarco airport was arrested by officers of the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit at the airport.
The American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad & Tobago (AMCHAM T&T), is commending the government and the relevant ministries for the introduction of the new automated border control system at the Piarco International Airport.
"We believe this is a step in the right direction as we move towards the digital transformation of the T&T economy," AMCHAM T&T said in a statement issued Tuesday.
In November 2017, AMCHAM T&T made a call for installing self-service kiosks after incoming passengers experienced long hours of waiting at the airport.
The Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (AATT) says it is making every effort to restore use of the washroom facilities at the Domestic Departure Lounge at the Piarco International Airport, after problems caused by people discarding blankets, cloths and other insoluble materials into the toilets.
The AATT says the toilets have become clogged and that the associated plumbing systems have malfunctioned.
Caribbean Airlines says there will be no entry into the ANR Robinson International Airport between 10 am and 12 noon tomorrow when the Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (AATT) conducts its full-scale emergency drill.
The airline says passengers booked on any Caribbean Airlines flight previously scheduled to operate during the hours of the drill, have been re-accommodated on other services.
It notes that persons travelling on May 16th, are encouraged to check Caribbean Airlines website for information on their specific flights.
The Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (AATT) is advising that there will be an interruption in vehicular traffic flow on Wednesday along the public roadway giving access to Kilgwyn Bay in Tobago to facilitate easy access by emergency response agencies.
This is as a result of a full-scale emergency exercise to take place at the ANR Robinson International Airport in Crown Point.
A statement by the AATT says the police will be controlling and directing traffic accordingly.