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2.5kg of marijuana found in Woodbrook by police.

Officers of the North Eastern Division Task Force pre-empted a drug transaction that was seemingly about to take place in Woodbrook on Saturday.

According to the TTPS, the drugs were found during an exercise conducted in the Western Division between the hours of 11:30 pm Saturday and 1 am Sunday.

Officers received information regarding the impending transaction and proceeded to Luis Street, Woodbrook.

There police officers observed two male adults standing on the western side of the road. The men fled in a southerly direction upon seeing the approaching police vehicles and jumped over a wall, leaving behind a black garbage bag.

Officers pursued, but the men managed to escape.

According to the police the bag was recovered and contained five packets of a plant-like material resembling marijuana wrapped in transparent plastic which amounted to 2.5 kilogrammes.

The exercise was spearheaded by Snr Supt Maharaj, Supt Maynard Wilson, Supt Alexander, ASP Parryman and Insp Ramsingh.

It was supervised by Sgt Martin, and Cpls Daniel and Duncan.