The marijuana found and seized by Central Division Police, during the anti-crime exercise in Charlieville, on Saturday 5 December 2020. (Image: TTPS)

The Police Service has confirmed that Central Division police officers have seized some 45.35 kilograms of marijuana, with an estimated street value of $1.3 million, during an anticrime exercise in the Chaguanas District on Saturday 5th December 2020.

An official release from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) reports that Central Division police officers received intelligence that led them to Sumaria Trace Extension in Charlieville.  Once there, they proceeded approximately one-and-a-half miles into a roadway off the eastern side of the main road and conducted an extensive search in the bushes.

The TTPS says the officers discovered three sealed green metal barrels, each containing what appeared to be dried plant like material resembling marijuana, which had been packaged in transparent wrapping.

The items were seized and further checks confirmed that they were forty-eight sealed packets of marijuana weighing a total of 45.35 kilograms, with an estimated street value of $1.3 million.

No one was arrested.

PC Ali is continuing enquiries.

The anti-crime exercise was conducted under the supervision of Snr. Supt Simon, Supt Pierre, ASP Dilchand, Insp Raghoo and led by Sgt John and a party of officers attached to the Central Division Task Force, Area North.