Coast Guard officers recovered seven bags containing marijuana and drugs that we’re thrown overboard a vessel they were in pursuit of on Wednesday night in the Gulf of Paria.
The occupants of the vessel managed to escape by crossing over the border in Venezuela.
According to a report, at about 9.05 pm Coast Guard officers were on patrol under the stewardship of Petty Officer Burroughs in Icacos, Gulf of Paria, when Burroughs observed a vessel proceeding in a south to north direction.
Coast Guard officers followed the vessel which altered its course. It was during this chase the occupants of the vessel began throwing items overboard. The vessel continued until it crossed over the border into Venezuela waters.
At 9.36 pm Coast Guard officers retrieved the bags which were given to police. Supt Smith, Insp Ramoutar and PC Joseph, of the St James CID, and PC Durgam and WPC Doxilly, from the Port-of-Spain CID, processed and photographed the seven bags containing 146 packets of marijuana weighing 102.1kg and 75 packets of cocaine weighing 82.7 kgs. No one was arrested.