Some of the marijuana found and seized during the police anti-crime exercise in Central Division, on Thursday 3 December 2020. (Image: TTPS)

Seven  men  were  arrested for various offences, including marijuana trafficking and possession, during  an  anti-crime  exercise  in the Central Division yesterday, Thursday 3 December 2020.

According to an official release from the Police Service, surveillance was conducted at a residence on Flamingo Avenue, Lisas Gardens,  Couva,  during  which  several  persons  were  observed conducting  transactions  at  the  location. 

A  search  warrant  was executed  and  a  quantity  of  dry,  plant-like  material  resembling cannabis was found.  Police also seized the sum of $5,017.

Four men were arrested for trafficking in marijuana.

The TTPS reports that police officers also executed a search  warrant  at  a  location  at  Union  Village, Chaguanas.  There, they found and seized several quantities  of  dry,  plant-like  material  resembling cannabis.  They also seized a quantity of cash—some $9,410 in TT-dollars  and  US$10  .

One person was arrested for trafficking in marijuana and another for possession of marijuana.

A warrant is being issued for the arrest of a third suspect for trafficking in marijuana.

A total of 1.64 kilograms of marijuana was seized from both locations.

The exercise took  place between the  hours of  2  pm and 7  pm on Thursday.

It was coordinated by Snr Supt Curt Simon, Supts Ramphal and Pierre, ASP Gibbs, and Insp Ragoo. It was supervised by Insp Alexander, Sgts Modeste  and  Badree  and  included  officers  of  the  Couva  Criminal Investigations  Department  (CID),  Central  Division  Task  Force  Area South, Couva Warrants, and the Canine Branch.

Investigations are ongoing.