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The find was made in McBean Village, Couva

A San Juan man has been arrested for driving while under the influence of a dangerous drug namely cannabis and exposing a child to a dangerous drug.

The man was held by officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force during an anti-crime exercise in the Laventille district on Thursday.

Police said during the exercise, officers were conducting a road check exercise along Pashley Street, Laventille, between 3:00 pm and 9:00 pm, on Thursday when they had cause to stop a Mitsubishi Lancer motor vehicle with a male driver.

The reports said officers observed the driver smoking a lit cigarette of unusual length and a male child seated in the backseat of the vehicle.

Police arrested the 39-year-old man of El Socorro Road, San Juan, with the offences of driving a motor vehicle under the influence of a dangerous drug namely cannabis and exposing a child to a dangerous drug namely cannabis.

In other incidents, eleven persons were arrested for various offences and a quantity of marijuana seized by officers of the Northern Division’s Crime Suppression Unit, during anti-crime exercises conducted in the Division also on Thursday.

Officers conducted the exercise between 3:00 pm and 9:00 pm during which they conducted several searches and road check exercises in the Arima and Malabar districts.

During the exercise, four suspects were held for shooting and gang-related offences, four for marijuana possession and three for outstanding warrants.

A total of 680 grammes of marijuana were seized during the exercises.

Investigations are ongoing.