Customs and Coast Guard officials have discovered close to $120 million worth of cocaine hidden below a foreign tanker that was docked at the Atlantic Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) port in Point Fortin, sometime on Wednesday morning.
The vessel has been identified as 'Hispania Spirit' and this is not the first time that the vessel has been found with cocaine.
On September 8, 2015, Coast Guard officials found 211 kilogrammes of cocaine in a compartment aboard the vessel in Pisco, Peru and was detained by authorities.
Police are on the hunt for an Arima Businessman, after 23 pounds of cocaine were seized at the Port of Point Lisas on Friday bound for St. Martin. Police say the illegal drug carries a street value of nine million TT dollars.
Reports say around midday, Customs Officers were scanning a container at the port when they picked up something suspicious. The container was taken to the examination station. There Custom Officers noticed what appeared to be cocaine hidden inside the container loaded with foodstuff.
A Carapichaima man was arrested and a quantity of crack cocaine and other items seized by officers of the Chaguanas CID and Central Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the district, yesterday.
Officers led by ASP Richard Smith, proceeded to the Primrose Avenue, Roopsingh Road home of a 42-year-old man around 8:30am on Sunday, where they executed a search warrant for dangerous drugs.
Almost half a million dollars’ worth in cocaine, was discovered in the Sangre Grande police district, after being washed ashore at a beach in the Fishing Pond area.
A resident of Flemming Road, Fishing Pond, reportedly saw the suspicious package wash ashore around 2:30 pm on Sunday 9th September, 2018.
The resident then reported the observation to an off-duty police officer, who in turn conveyed the drug to the Sangre Grande Police Station.
The drug, which was wrapped in plastic, has an estimated street value of $480,000.
Investigations are continuing.
Police have seized an estimated $1.3 million worth of cocaine during an anti-crime exercise.
According to police reports, officers of the Northern Division Task Force, acting on information proceeded to a house in Barataria last evening, where they made the discovery.
No one has been arrested in connection with the find.
Meanwhile, during the same exercise, police seized a Beretta pistol loaded with four rounds of 9-millimeter ammunition at an abandoned lot of land in Morvant.
Investigations are ongoing.
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.
Local police are teaming up with authorities in Vietnam after US$35m worth in cocaine was found aboard a ship which left this country about two months ago.
Curtis La Foucade of Dow Village is expected to appear before a Siparia Magistrate today charged with the possession of over $900,000 dollars worth of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
According to police reports, La Foucade was arrested by officers attached to the South Western Division Task Force (SWDTF), during an anti-crime exercise, in the district, yesterday.
During the exercise, officers had cause to stop and search a white Hyundai H100 van, driven by a male suspect, in the vicinity of Red Brick Trace, South Oropouche.
A St. Augustine man is expected to appear before a Tunapuna Magistrate today, charged with possession of 3.9 kilogrammes of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, which has an estimated street value of $1.56 million.
Anthony Rodriguez, 34, a labourer, of Boothman Drive, St. Augustine, was arrested and charged after officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) Strike Team executed a search warrant at his residence, during an anti-crime exercise in the St. Augustine district, on Tuesday 22nd May, 2018.
A Special Reserve Police constable has been arrested in London after he was found in the possession of cocaine.
According to information received by the T&T Guardian, the officer, who is assigned to the charge room at the Chaguanas Police Station, left for London on Sunday night.
Upon his arrival at Gatwick Airport, the officer was arrested after a search was conducted of his luggage and about one kilogramme of pure cocaine was allegedly found in the lining of the suitcase. The officer has close to ten years in the service.