The drugs and camouflage clothing seized by police in the anti-crime exercise in St Ann’s on Thursday 4th March 2021. (Image: TTPS)

An anti-crime exercise in St. Ann’s yesterday, led to officers of the Belmont Operations Unit discovering and seizing a quantity of narcotics along with camouflage clothing.

According to official police reports, the exercise was carried out between the hours of 8:30 pm and 11:00 pm on Thursday 4th March 2021.

Police officers received information which led them to a location in Fondes Amandes, St. Ann’s, where they attempted to apprehend two men believed to be in possession of arms, ammunition and narcotics.  However, the men are said to have made their escape by running into a forested area.

The TTPS says the officers searched the immediate vicinity and discovered a black plastic bag which contained a pair of camouflage pants and a jersey, as well as four packages in clear plastic, each containing plant like material resembling that of marijuana.  The narcotics had a combined weight of 2,831 grammes (2.831 kilogrammes).

The anti-crime exercise was coordinated by ASP Walker, spearheaded by Insp Rajkumar and conducted by Sgt Parris and members of the Belmont Operations Unit.