Cannabis seized by Central Division Police during the anti-crime exercise on Saturday 19 September 2020. (Image: TTPS)

Four persons were arrested for possession of cannabis, and a significant quantity of the drug found, during an anti-crime exercise in the Central Division yesterday, Saturday 19 September 2020.

According to an official release from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), the four suspects were searched while at the Chaguanas Vendors’ Mall, and separate quantities of cannabis allegedly were found on each of them. A total of 325.24 grammes of cannabis was allegedly seized. They were subsequently arrested.

Police reports state several unoccupied booths at the mall also were searched. Officers found a transparent plastic bag containing several plastic packets and wrappings with a dry plant-like material resembling high-grade cannabis weighing 823.43 grammes, and with an estimated street value of TT$30,000.

The TTPS explains that during the exercise, officers proceeded to Connector Road, Carlsen Field, Chaguanas, and searched a bushy area. They found dry plant-like material resembling high-grade cannabis weighing 439.10 grammes, and with an estimated street value of TT$15,000 in several plastic packets and wrappings. The packets and wrappings were found in a black plastic bag.

The exercise was supervised by Snr Curt Supt Simon, Supt Ramphal and included officers from the Central Division Task Force (CDTF) Area North led by Sgt Basant, Ag Cpl Hamilton and officers from the Canine Unit.