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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.