Nestled amid the lush forests where a thick canopy conceals flourishing marijuana plantations, lies the scenic community of Biche.
With a population of over 4,000, residents say the area is one of the most peaceful. The news that the Government is considering the decriminalisation of marijuana this year, some residents believe the fertile lands in Biche will now attract outsiders to their community and possibly disrupt their easy-going way of life.
Almost two million dollars’ worth in marijuana trees discovered in a camp in the Biche area has been destroyed by officers of the Eastern Division.
The exercise which was supervised by Sgt. (Ag.) Mahabir took place on December 5th also included officers attached to the Eastern Division Task Force Area Central and South.
According to police reports, during the exercise, officers proceeded into a forested area along Kowlessar Trace, Biche, where they discovered a camp containing 1800 fully grown marijuana trees.
A Biche man is expected to appear before a Rio Claro Magistrate today, charged with the 2015 murder of his wife’s uncle, Krishendath Mahabir.
Narish Jawahir, 34, of Cunapo Southern Main Road, Biche, was charged with murder, following advice received from Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Joan Honore-Paul, on Friday.
Mahabir, 54, a contractor, of Kowlessar Trace, Biche, was standing outside his home on Saturday 3rd January, 2015, when he was approached by a gunman, who shot at him.
He sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the chest.
Two men will appear before a Rio Claro Magistrate today in connection with the murder of a man, whose charred remains were found along Pato Trace, Biche, on December 8th, 2017.
Kimraj Ramcharan, 22, a mechanic, of La Salle Road, Biche, was charged with murder, while his neighbor, Hashim Isahak, aka “Shawn”, 25, a labourer, also of La Salle Road, Biche, was charged with the unlawful disposal of a body, following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard, SC, on Friday 15th December, 2017.
Police have destroyed a marijuana field in South Trinidad valued at an estimated $4.9M dollars.
The following is a press release from the TTPS:
Fully grown marijuana trees with an estimated street value of $4.9Mn are destroyed by officers of the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit (OCIU), during an eradication exercise in the Biche district.
Nearly $1.5 million worth of marijuana was found and destroyed by police within the Biche forest today.
Members of the Eastern Division Organised Crime, Narcotics and Firearms Bureau (OCNFB) found four marijuana fields, with approximately 10,000 fully grown trees and three racks with 80 pounds of cured marijuana during an eradication drive at 4am.
The find, which has an estimated street value of $1,490,000, was destroyed.
The exercise was incident free.
No arrests were made.
Eastern Division police have seized over two kilogrammes of marijuana during an anti-crime exercise.
Police say that on Wednesday 19th April, 2017, Inspector Jankie, Sgt Samaroo and Cpl Bhim coordinated an anti-crime exercise in the Biche district, which led to one man being arrested and the seizure of 2.2 kilogrammes of marijuana.
During the exercise, officers attached to the Biche Police Station had cause to stop and search a black Mazda BT50 truck along the Cunapo Southern Main Road.
Officers on duty at the Biche Police Station were in for an unexpected surprise visit this morning.
The officers were called upon to deliver a baby which they did successfully and for which they have been praised.
The mother has not hey been identified, but we're told that she's 29 years old and lives at Libertville, Rio Claro.
She went to the police station at 5.30 this morning and by the time she got to there her contractions intensified and she went into labour.
Police continue their search today for a missing man from Charuma Village, Biche.
The 64-year-old was last seen on Thursday night, but it wasn’t until Sunday that a neighbour and friend realized something was wrong and reported the man missing.
The man, Panalal Ramsaroop also known as 'Poyh', was at a Hindu prayers walking distance from his home on Thursday and left the event around 9pm.