drugs

Police use drone to locate $1.6m marijuana field

Police destroyed marijuana trees and cured marijuana worth an estimated $1.6 million, after using a drone to locate the fields.

According to police reports, during the exercise, Sgt. Ronny Rampallard of the Air Support Unit deployed ‘Dragonfly 3’.

The drone was utilized for situational awareness to guide the officers through the forest, where they found two marijuana fields with 1,500 fully grown trees.

 The officers also found 42 pounds of cured marijuana and one camp which were subsequently destroyed along with the trees. 

Taxi driver held with marijuana valued at $220,000

Rhommel St. Louis a 25-year-old taxi driver is expected to appear before a Siparia Magistrate today charged with possession of marijuana valued at  $220,000 for the purpose of trafficking.

St. Louis of De La Marre Avenue Trincity was arrested by officers of the South Western Division Task Force (SWDTF) during an anti-crime exercise, conducted in the Santa Flora district, last night.

Couple found with 34 kilos of ganja during raid

A cou­ple from Mal­oney re­main in po­lice cus­tody af­ter be­ing held with 34.92 ki­los of mar­i­jua­na on Mon­day night.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, around 7.30 pm a group of po­lice of­fi­cers from the North­ern Di­vi­sion led by Sgt Rene Kat­wa­roo ex­e­cut­ed a search war­rant at an apart­ment at Build­ing 13 Mal­oney Gar­dens.

While they were ex­pect­ing to find an il­le­gal gun and am­mu­ni­tion dur­ing the search, po­lice found two cro­cus bags con­tain­ing 60 pack­ets of mar­i­jua­na. In­ves­ti­ga­tors es­ti­mate that the drugs have a street val­ue of $488,000.

Police destroy $2 million worth of marijuana in St Joseph

Police have discovered $2 million worth of marijuana trees at a camp in the St. Joseph district.

The weed was destroyed by officers of the St. Joseph Police Station, during a marijuana eradication exercise conducted over the weekend.

The exercise, coordinated by ACP (Ag.) McDonald Jacob and spearheaded by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Michael Daniel, took place between 4 am and 10 pm, on Friday 31st August, 2018, also included officers attached to the St. Joseph Crime Patrol and Criminal Investigations Department.

Police find cocaine, marijuana, ammunition in Ste Madeleine exercise

Quantities of cocaine, marijuana and ammunition have been found by officers of the Southern Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise in the Ste. Madeleine district.

The exercise, supervised by Sgt. Vishal Parasram, took place between 10:00pm on Monday 16th July, 2018, and 3:00am on Tuesday 17th July, 2018.

Around 12:30am, officers proceeded to an abandoned apartment in an apartment building along Cipero Road, St. John, where a search was conducted.

El Soccorro man denied bail on drug, ammunition charges

An El Socorro man, is denied bail and remanded into custody after appearing before a Siparia Magistrate, charged with possession of three firearms and a quantity of ammunition as well as marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.

Shane AliI, a 22-year-old vendor, of Todd Street, El Socorro, appeared before Magistrate Margaret Alert in the Siparia 1st Magistrates’ Court, on Tuesday 10th July, 2018, to answer to the charges.

Two Point Fortin men charged with marijuana possession

Two Point Fortin men are expected to appear before a San Fernando Magistrate today, charged with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.

Sheldon Burnett, 38, a barber, and Marlon Simon David, 49, both of Salazar Trace, Point Fortin, were arrested by officers of the Highway Patrol South Base, during an anti-crime exercise around 9:50am, on Saturday 16th June, 2018.

Officers were on mobile patrol along the M2 Ringroad, Debe, when they had cause to stop and search a silver Nissan Sylphy motor vehicle with two male occupants.

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.

Accident leads police to $1.2 million drug discovery

Two men are now in police custody, after officers of the San Fernando Police Station, found a large quantity of marijuana and cocaine along with three firearms, at the scene of a vehicular accident which the suspects were involved in.

The two suspects, a 38-year-old of Valsayn and a 30-year-old of San Juan, were arrested by officers around 4:30 am on Tuesday 8th May, 2018, along the M2 Ring Road, La Romaine.

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