A Penal resident who claimed he smoked marijuana to ease the pain from a gunshot injury to his head was fined $1,000 yesterday.
Daren Umraw, a labourer, pleaded guilty in San Fernando First Magistrates Court to a marijuana possession charge. He was arrested on Friday.
Prosecutor Cleyon Seedan said around 3.35 pm WPC Charles saw a road traffic accident along the SS Erin Road near Ramai Trace, Debe which had created a long line of traffic.
Three men were arrested and a quantity of marijuana seized, by officers of the Southern Division Task Force during an anti-crime exercise in the San Fernando district yesterday, a police statement has said.
Officers were on mobile patrol in the La Romaine district, when based on information received, they proceeded to V’s Casino carpark at Union Hall, Cross Crossing, San Fernando, where they had cause to search two vehicles; a silver Toyota Hilux and a blue Hyundai Elantra.
Police have destroyed marijuana trees with an estimated street value of $900,000.
It took place during an eradication exercise in Sangre Grande.
Officers of the Sangre Grande CID, Northern Division Task Force, Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit and the Air Support Unit, conducted the exercise between 8 am and 9:15 am on Friday 6th October, 2017.
A 25-year-old Princes Town man, is expected to appear before a Princes Town Magistrate today, charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition, following a marijuana eradication exercise in Moruga.
Officers of the San Fernando Task Force and Organised Crime Narcotics and Firearms Bureau, conducted the exercise between 7:00am and 3:00pm on Tuesday 25th April, 2017, at Saunders Trace, Moruga.
There, officers discovered and destroyed two thousand fully grown marijuana trees and 500 seedlings, on approximately five lots of land.
An eradication exercise in the Freeport district has resulted in over one thousand fully grown marijuana trees, with an estimated street value of $50,000, being destroyed.
Police say officers of the Freeport Police Station, acting on information received, conducted the exercise between 10 am and 12 noon on Saturday 22nd April, 2017, in the vicinity of Roopsingh Road, Freeport.
No arrests were made in connection with the find.
Whether or not you’re a marijuana enthusiast - and let us immediately remind you that it is a crime in Trinidad and Tobago to possess marijuana for the purpose of trafficking - you’re probably aware that today is an unofficial holiday for those who are.
April 20—4/20—is a day when pot smokers around the world come together to, well, smoke pot.
Others use the day to push for legalization, holding marches and rallies.
But why the code 420? There are a lot of theories as to why that particular number was chosen, but most of them are wrong.
Uruguay will begin selling marijuana in pharmacies from July, the final stage in the country's pioneering regularisation of the drug.
The South American country will be the first in the world to legally sell the drug over the counter for recreational use.
The move was set in motion in 2013 with a law that fully legalised the marijuana trade.
However, it has been a slow process to put the law into practice.
"Cannabis will be dispensed in pharmacies starting in the month of July," presidential aide Juan Andres Roballo told a press conference.
Over $13 million in marijuana has been destroyed by police during an eradication exercise, a statement by the Police Service says.
Officers attached to the Organised Crime, Narcotics and Firearms Bureau (ONFCB) conducted the exercise between the hours of 7:30 am and 2:30 pm on Tuesday 21st March, 2017 in the Grand Chemin, Moruga Forest, Moruga.
The officers, assisted by the Police Air Support Unit and the Southern Division Task Force, discovered two camps on a 1 ½ acres field, containing approximately 12,000 fully grown marijuana trees and 250 pounds of cured marijuana.
A prison officer attached to the remand yard at Golden Grove is in police custody for allegedly attempting to smuggle a plant like substance resembling marijuana into the compound.
Reports indicate that around 6pm last evening the junior officer was subjected to a random search where the contraband was found on him.
The police were called in and the officer was taken to his vehicle where more of the contraband was found.
The prison service says this follows a ramping up of searches and body scans at the nation's prisons.