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Dow Village man in court charged with possession of over $900,000 in cocaine

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.

Tunapuna man charged with possession of cocaine valued at $1.56 million

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.

T&T SRP held with kilogramme of cocaine at Gatwick Airport

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.

Woman, daughter arrested in India over cocaine sent by courier from T&T

Police in Mumbai, India have arrested a 46-year-old woman and her 25-year-old daughter, for smuggling cocaine worth ₹1.50 crore (TT$1.5 million).

The arrests were made by the Mumbai Unit of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).

The drugs were sent by courier from Trinidad and Tobago, said an NCB officer.

The woman was arrested while she was receiving the parcel – which contained 360 grams of cocaine – at Nagpur.

“The drug was concealed inside eyeshadow palette boxes,” said a senior NCB officer.

$34.72 million in cocaine found in suitcases bound for New York

Five persons are expected to appear before an Arima Magistrate, jointly charged with possession of 38.8 kilogrammes of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, which have an estimated street value of $34.72 million.

Venezuelan held in TT$4.3m cocaine bust

Venezuelan national Jimmy Alejandro Tapiero Hernandez, 27, was arrested for possession of a firearm and $4.3 million in cocaine on Tuesday by officers of the Penal Criminal Investigations Department and South Western Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise.

According to police reports, officers were surveilling an area along Boleau Beach Road, Icacos Village, Cedros, when they observed a man disembark from a white boat along the shoreline with a black and grey knapsack, he then proceeded to a bushy area.

$60,000 bail for pregnant woman on cocaine charge

A pregnant woman yesterday appeared in court charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

Mother of two Melissa Pancham, 32, was arrested at a market stall along Guaracara Tabaquite Road, Williamsville, on Tuesday. It is alleged that she had 27 grammes of cocaine in her possession. The street value of the drugs was estimated at $2,000. She was charged by PC Maltoo.

Pancham initially pleaded guilty when the charge was read to her by Senior Magistrate Cherril-Anne Antoine in the San Fernando First Court.

Williamsville vendor charged with cocaine possession

A Williamsville vendor has been charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

Melisa Pancham, 32, of Kumar Village, Williamsville, was arrested and charged by officers of the Marabella Police Station, during an anti-crime exercise in the Gasparillo district on Tuesday 17th April, 2018.

During the exercise, Sgt. Keith Ifill, Cpl Narine Bisnath and a party of officers were on patrol along the Guaracara Tabaquite Road, Ben Lomond at 3:30 pm, when they had cause to carry out a search of a stall being operated by a vendor.

No bail for man on million-dollar cocaine charge

A 42-years-old St Helena man was denied bail after he appeared before a Tunapuna Magistrate on Tuesday, charged with possession of 2.2 kg of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

The drugs had an estimated street value of TT$1 million.

On Wednesday 21st March 2018, officers of the Praedial Larceny Squad led by Corporal Jeffers and including PC Toussaint and WPC Simon, were on mobile patrol along Freeman Road St. Augustine when at around 8:40 pm, they observed 42-year-old David Neeranjan seated in a blue Hyundai vehicle and speaking to a man on the side of the road.

Eight Venezuelans committed to stand trial on charges of trafficking $50 million in cocaine

Eight Venezuelans have been committed to stand trial in the High Court on charges of importing and trafficking cocaine with a street value of $50 million.

In giving her ruling, Deputy Chief Magistrate Nanette Forde-John, presiding in the Port-of-Spain Fifth Court, found that a prima facie case had been made out against the foreigners.

They are: Victor Jose Careno, Oscar Thomas Ruiz Colmenarez, Dionya Andres Marval Salazar, Alexis Caldea Lopez, Pablo Rafael Marval Rodriguez, Jose Gregario Marval Salazar, Saul Ellia Waldrop and Jose Florentino Alcala Carrion.

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