Benjamin Martin

Police arrested two men during what investigators claim was a drug trafficking deal in Maraval.

Benjamin Martin, 30, of Catalina Court, Haleland Park, Saddle Road, Maraval and Dion Salandy, 31, of Gokool Street, Diego Martin, are to appear in court to answer drug trafficking charges.

A police statement said on Thursday officers of the North Eastern Division Task Force (NEDTF), acting on information, went to Catalina Court, Haleland Park, Saddle Road, Maraval.

Dion Salandy

On arrival, they saw two men conducting what appeared to be a transaction inside a white AD wagon.

Following further observation, the officers searched the men and the vehicle and allegedly found five sealed packages of marijuana, with a weight of 5.2 kilogrammes.

The find has an estimated street value of $50,000.

Both men Martin and Salandy were held