During a police exercise this morning, police seized over $22 million in drugs in Moruga. According to police reports, police went to a bushy area off La Lune road where they found four crocus bags filled with brown and black packets. The brown packets contained a plant material resembling cannabis and the black packets containing a white substance resembling cocaine. The following is a press release from the TTPS:
Police seized a quantity of cocaine and marijuana valued at more than $22 million in Moruga today.
An intelligence-led exercise was carried out in Moruga during the hours of 4 am and 1 pm on August 10th. This exercise was coordinated by Senior Supt Lucia Winchester and spearheaded by Asp Ramdass. It included officers of the Southern Division Task Force and the Special Investigation Unit (SIU).
As a result of intelligence received, the officers proceeded to a bushy area off La Lune Road, Moruga, where a search was conducted. Four crocus bags containing a quantity of brown and black packets were found. A further check revealed the brown packets to contain plant material resembling cannabis and the black packets containing a white substance resembling cocaine.
The officers also proceeded to another location along the La Lune Road where further checks were made along the shoreline where they found a crocus bag containing four brown packets. The brown packets each contained plant material resembling cannabis. The black packets containing a white substance scaled 46.42 kilos with a street value of $21,538,880, whilst the brown packets containing plant material resembling cannabis scaled 78 kilos with a street value of $540,000. No one was arrested.