Marijuana trees and cured marijuana worth an estimated TT$4.95 million, were found and destroyed by officers of the Eastern Division Task Force. According to police reports, officers proceeded to a forested area in Biche where they came across five fields on 10 lots of land.
The lots contained 4,700 fully grown marijuana trees, 1,000 seedlings, 25 kilogrammes of dried marijuana and 25 kilogrammes of seeds.
The trees, seeds, seedlings and dried marijuana were all subsequently destroyed.
With April being declared as the international month of cannabis, the Movement for Social Justice’s youth arm is calling for an immediate moratorium on all arrests for possession of small amounts of marijuana.
They are also calling for an expunging of all the criminal records of people previously charged for marijuana possession.
Two fishermen were arrested and a quantity of marijuana seized by officers of the Southern Division Task Force and San Fernando Criminal Investigations Department, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the La Romaine district last night.
Officers acting on information, stopped and searched a white Kia 2700 pick-up van, with two male occupants along the South Trunk Road, La Romaine, in the vicinity of Price Smart around 11:05 pm on Monday.
The search resulted in officers finding a grey container filled with ice.
Marijuana worth an estimated $2 million were destroyed by officers of the North Eastern Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the San Juan district yesterday.
Police said in a statement that the exercise, coordinated by Snr. Supt. Inraj Balram and supervised by Sgt. Simeon Guelmo, also included officers of the Canine Unit and was conducted between 4 pm and 7 pm, on Wednesday 20th February, 2019.
Over $6.5 million worth in marijuana trees discovered in a camp in the Moruga district have been destroyed by officers of the South Western Division.
The exercise which was supervised by Sgt. Seepersad, took place on Tuesday.
The exercise included officers attached to the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit.
During the exercise, officers proceeded into hilly area off La Lune Road, Moruga, where they discovered a camp containing 6500 fully grown marijuana trees, 2500 seedlings and seven pounds of cured marijuana.
The public consultation on the decriminalisation of marijuana begins on January 23.
Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi will host the three-hour event at a venue in Port-of-Spain yet to be decided.
A statement from the Attorney General said during the months of January to March, the Office of the Attorney General will host a series of public consultations on the decriminalisation of marijuana.