Forty-seven-year-old Antoine of Arouca pled guilty to attempting to smuggle 1.42 kg of marijuana in a barrel on the Port of Port of Spain. He appeared before Magistrate Rehanna Hosein and was fined $300,000 or in default five years of hard labour.

According to the Customs and Excise Division on April 1st during a routine check, customs officers discovered marijuana hidden among some clothing. The drugs had a street value of $99,000. Upon his arrest, Antoine was charged with attempting to deceive customs officers and the importation of prohibited goods.