drugs

Man admits to indoor ganja farm

A 25-year-old man from West­moor­ings has plead­ed guilty to hav­ing a small in­door mar­i­jua­na grow­ing op­er­a­tion at his home.

Elias Aboud, of Sun­down Road, Good­wood Park, plead­ed guilty to mar­i­jua­na cul­ti­va­tion as he ap­peared be­fore act­ing Deputy Chief Mag­is­trate Cher­ril-Anne An­toine in the Port-of-Spain Mag­is­trates’ Court, on Mon­day.

Police find drugs at funeral home

Thomas Pena, a 62-year-old funeral home employee is expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate today, after being arrested and charged for drug trafficking.

Pena who resides in Port of Spain was detained by officers of the InterAgency Task Force (IATF) around 2:30 pm on May 16th during an exercise in the Port of Spain district.

According to police reports, while executing a search warrant at the funeral home, officers found a black plastic bag containing 405 grammes of marijuana in the accused man’s locker.

Police find drugs in Sea Lots

Quantities of marijuana and ammunition were discovered by officers of the Port of Spain Division, during an anti-crime exercise today.

The exercise, which was coordinated by Snr. Supt. Hodge Griffith, included officers of the Port of Spain Division Task Force, Besson Street Police Station, and Canine Unit, and took place from 1 pm to 6 pm.

During the exercise, the officers proceeded to a bushy area at Sea Lots, where they discovered one kilogramme of marijuana, and five rounds of ammunition.

No arrests were made in connection with the finds.

Warning over Ecstacy, Molly drugs in T&T

The National Security Minister is warning about the proliferation of the drug 'Ecstasy' in this country.

Minister Stuart Young said recent raids yielded at least 1,600 of the pills.

The minister at the time could not say where they were seized and who is the popular target market for the drug.

But the drug commonly called ‘Molly’ is used mostly by party goers and the minister said due to Carnival, they've been able to pick up a lot of the pills. 

$5 million bail for alleged drug traffickers

Two men appeared before a Chaguanas Magistrate today, charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

Javed Hosein, 40, of Gasparillo and Shazard Hannif, 30, of St Helena Village, were jointly charged with the offence when they appeared before Magistrate Aden Stroude in the Chaguanas 1st Magistrates’ Court.

The accused were not called upon to plead as charges were laid indictably.

Bail was granted in the sum of $5 million with surety.

Two held with 35 packets of marijuana

Two men have been arrested and 35 kilogrammes of marijuana have been seized by police, following an exercise in the Charlieville district.

Officers of the Traffic and Highway Patrol Branch, received information around 2.45 pm on Wednesday, that a silver Hyundai Tucson vehicle with two men were transporting narcotics along the Uriah Butler Highway.

Police say the officers then positioned themselves strategically and were able to intercept and conduct a search of the vehicle.

Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán found guilty

Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán has been found guilty on all 10 counts at his drug trafficking trial at a federal court in New York.

Guzmán, 61, has yet to be sentenced but the verdict could mean life in jail.

The Mexican was accused of being behind the all-powerful Sinaloa drug cartel, which prosecutors say was the biggest supplier of drugs to the US.

He was arrested in January 2016 after escaping from a Mexican prison through a tunnel five months earlier.

Tuesday's unanimous verdict by a jury in Brooklyn followed an 11-week trial.

Cocaine worth $9 Million found at Point Lisas Port

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.

New addictive drug hits schools

“Mol­ly” which is a new ad­dic­tive drug has hit the na­tion’s schools and of­fi­cials of the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion are cur­rent­ly “scram­bling” to get more on it and its ef­fects so that they can deal with the fright­en­ing is­sue.

The news of the drug was on­ly brought to the at­ten­tion of the min­istry’s man­ag­er of the Stu­dent Sup­port Ser­vices Di­vi­sion (SSSD), Pro­fes­sor Den­nis Con­rad yes­ter­day morn­ing. Con­rad said the drug seems to be so ef­fec­tive for the chil­dren that it seems to be the pre­ferred choice of a drug over “herb-like sub­stances.”

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