Bar owners charged.

Two bar owners from Rio Claro were arrested for breaching the Public Health Ordinance Regulations.

Police said both proprietors, whose establishments are located in Navet Village, were allegedly allowing patrons to consume food and drinks inside their respective bars.

They were arrested and charged by a team of officers, supervised by Sgt Maharaj, who were conducting duties in the area.

The team included officers from the CID Area Task Force, Rio Claro Charge Room and the Emergency Response Patrol. Meanwhile, officers of the Eastern Division seized nine pounds of dried marijuana during an exercise conducted in the Rio Claro district yesterday.

The exercise, which included officers from the Rio Claro Task Force and CID took the officers to an abandoned structure at Moonan Avenue, Rio Claro. On searching the building, the officers noted a quantity of marijuana on drying racks.

The nine pounds of the narcotic has an estimated value of $45,000.

The drugs were seized and investigations are continuing.