Police destroy marijuana valued at $100,000

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 13:45

Northern Division police have destroyed marijuana with an estimated street value of $100,000 during an eradication exercise in the Tunapuna district.

Police say the exercise took place on Friday 2nd June, 2017, between the hours of 2:35 pm and 6 pm.

It was spearheaded by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Jacob, supervised by W/Insp (Ag.) Rowley-Powder and included a party of officers from the St. Joseph and Tunapuna Criminal Investigations Departments.

A party of officers journeyed to a forested area off Caura Royal Road, El Dorado, where they came upon a marijuana field.

There, they observed two men, who immediately fled the scene.

While making good his escape, one of the suspects dropped a ‘Marvin Gaye’ hat containing five 12 gauge cartridges.

The officers then proceeded to destroy approximately 15,000 fully grown marijuana trees and a nursery containing 5,000 seedlings.

Altogether, the drug has an estimated street value of TT$100,000.

No one was arrested in connection with the find.