A 16-year-old boy was arrested after police found marijuana in a knapsack he was carrying.
According to police reports, during an exercise, police observed a 16-year-old boy acting in a suspicious manner. A knapsack in his possession was checked and found to contain seven packets, each containing marijuana, with a total weight of 5.5kg. He was arrested for the offence of possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.
The exercise was supervised by Sgt Harper and included officers of Sangre Grande Criminal Investigations Department, Eastern Division Task Force, and the Emergency Response Patrol.
Officers also executed a search warrant for Firearms and Ammunition at a house located along Rampersad Trace, Vega De Oropouche, Sangre Grande. During the search, $28,700 cash was found and seized by Sgt Harper pending further enquiries subject to the Proceeds of Crime Act.