Five persons were arrested after a quantity of cocaine and local currency were found in their possession by officers of the Eastern-Division Task Force during an anti-crime exercise in Sangre Grande yesterday.

According to police reports, during a search at a house in River Street, Sangre Grande, officers found and seized 38 grams of cocaine, and TT$30, 043.00.

Five persons at the residence were arrested for the offence of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

The cash was handed over to the Financial Intelligence Branch.

The exercise was coordinated by Ag. Snr. Supt Aguilal and supervised by ASP Joseph and assisted by the Valencia CID, the K-9 Unit, and the Air Support Unit.Cpl. Boodoo is continuing the investigations