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Secretary of Finance and the Economy Joel Jack.

Police officers are reminding members of the public to adhere to the road traffic laws and regulations, including speed limits.

This latest reminder comes after ten people were issued fixed penalty tickets on Tuesday.

Nine of them were ticketed for speeding along the Uriah Butler Highway and the other was ticketed for failing to wear a seatbelt.

The exercise took place between 3 pm and 5 pm in the vicinity of the John Peter Walkover and was supervised by Senior Supt Ramkhellawan. Assisting were Insp Maraj, Sgt Ramroop, Sgt Sooknanan, Cpl Dwarika, Cpl Baptist, Cpl Scantaberry and Cpl Thomas, among others.

During a similar exercise on Saturday, a man from Carenage managed to evade the police, however, he later surrendered himself to officers.

Police said the 48-year-old man of L’Anse Mitan Road, Carenage, surrendered himself to police on Monday, after he was publicly identified as the man wanted in connection with the find of 4.68 kilogrammes of marijuana.

The suspect identified as Edmund Cudjoe, was later charged and taken before a magistrate where he pleaded guilty and was fined $15,000.

That same day, on Monday, Christy Belfon, 23, of Kingdom Avenue, Maturita Village, Arima, was charged with evading the police during an exercise, and appeared before Magistrate Brambhanan Dubay in the Sangre Grande Magistrates’ Court.

He was fined $15,000 or face a default term of 18 months imprisonment.

Constable Johnny Lee Traveago laid the charge in this matter.

According to reports, at 10 am that day, the officers were conducting routine patrols along Biche Road when they had cause to intercept a blue Nissan Wing Road with two occupants.

Upon bringing the car to a stop, the driver of the car immediately exited and fled into nearby bushes.

A chase ensued but the suspect escaped. He was later identified as Cudjoe.

Belfon, a passenger in the car, was detained.

The car was searched and on the floor of the front passenger seat was a black bag with marijuana.

The 23-year-old was detained.

The drug was weighed, and it came up to 4.68 kilogrammes.

As a result, Belfon was charged for trafficking a dangerous drug.

The operation was also supervised by Insp Joseph, Sgt Katwaroo, and Cpl Hosein.