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Derek Achong

Two men from Diego Martin, who were arrested by police this week in a sting operation into cocaine trafficking through a courier service, have been granted bail.

Nigel Robley, 37, and Lydon Haynes, 34, were granted $500,000 and $1.5 million in bail respectively when they appeared before Magistrate Indar Jagroo during virtual court hearing.

Robley was given a cash alternative of $50,000 in the event that his family did not have a deed for a property to be used as surety.

The duo was arrested on Wednesday as officers of the Western Division Gang Unit performed the operation at the courier’s office in Port-of-Spain.

Robley was arrested as he went into the office to allegedly attempt to ship a package, which was found to contain 1.1 kilos of cocaine.

Police then searched the vehicle that Robley arrived in and arrested Haynes after they allegedly found three additional kilos of cocaine.

The drugs had a combined street value of $4.5 million.

Robley was represented by Om Lalla and Raphael Morton-Gittens, while Mario Merritt represented Haynes.

The duo will reappear in court next month.