Police destroy marijuana trees valued at $900,000

Officers of the Southern Division Task Force have destroyed marijuana trees and cured marijuana with an estimated street value of $900,000, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Moruga district, yesterday.

The exercise, coordinated by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Zamsheed Mohammed, supervised by Sgt. Deodath Seepersad and including officers of the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit, the Moruga Police Station and personnel from the Trinidad and Tobago Defense Force, was conducted between 11 am and 4 pm on Sunday.

Based on information, the officers proceeded approximately ½ mile into a forested area along the coastline at Beach Road, Marac Village, Moruga, where they discovered a marijuana field with approximately, 500 fully grown marijuana trees, 40 kilogrammes of cured marijuana, two camps, and 48 rounds of 12 gauge cartridges.

The drugs and camp were subsequently destroyed. No arrest was made in connection with the finds.

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