23-year-old civil engineer, TIMOTHY AKASH MATHURA, of Evans Street, St. Augustine, will face a Tunapuna Magistrate on the charge of possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. (Image: TTPS)

A 23-year-old civil engineer will appear before a Tunapuna Magistrate today charged with marijuana trafficking.

A release from the Police Service states that TIMOTHY AKASH MATHURA, of Evans Street, St. Augustine, was charged with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking, following an intelligence-led exercise.  

MATHURA was arrested upon the completion of a search warrant executed at his Evans Street apartment on Monday December 14th.  

During the search, NEDTF officers allegedly found and seized 6.5 kilograms of marijuana with an estimated street value of $65,000.

The marijuana trafficking charge was laid by PC Mieres of the North-Eastern Division Task Force (NEDTF) on the same day.

The exercise was coordinated by Snr Supt (Ag.) Winston Maharaj, Supt (Ag.) Alexander, ASP Parriman and Insp Ramsingh.  It was executed by Sgt Bharath, Cpl (Ag.) Majeed, and included PCs Mieres, Dass, Eastman, Andrews, Villaroel and Voisin.