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Man arrested; SORT seizes gun, ammo, cash & narcotics

One man was arrested and quantities of narcotics and cash seized by officers of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT) during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Eastern Division over the weekend.

Reports are that during the exercise—which was conducted on Saturday 16th November 2019—the SORT officers proceeded to an apartment at Foster Road, La Seiva, Sangre Grande, where they executed a search warrant.

Coast Guard: millions in narcotics intercepted in 2019

An estimated $110 million worth of narcotics has been seized by the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG) for the year so far.

During a maritime operations patrol and media tour today, acting commanding officer of the TTCG, Don Polo, said just over 900 kilograms of marijuana and cocaine have been found in vessels intercepted by the coast guard.

Meanwhile, according to the acting commander, following the closure of the Venezuelan registration, over 400 Venezuelan nationals were detained and handed over to the Immigration Division.

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Cops seize ammo and marijuana in Belmont

Port of Spain Division police seized a quantity of ammunition and marijuana, during an anti-crime exercise in the Belmont district on Monday.

According to police reports, officers conducted a search of an area on Upper Belmont Valley Road, where they found 25 rounds of 5.56 ammunition and 400 grams of marijuana.

The exercise was coordinated by Snr Supt David and supervised by Insp. Lopez, Insp. Brown, Sgt. Austin, Sgt. Murray and Cpl Budri. It included officers of the Port of Spain Criminal Investigations Department, Canine Unit and Woodbrook Police Station.

Central Division Police find Marijuana worth $31,300

A revolver and quantities of ammunition and marijuana were discovered by officers of the Central Division during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Claxton Bay district yesterday.

According to police reports, officers of the Chaguanas and Couva CIDs proceeded to Pranz Gardens, Claxton Bay, where they conducted a search.

The search resulted in officers finding the firearm, along with four rounds of ammunition and 3.13 kilogrammes of marijuana. The drug has an estimated street value of $31,300.

Investigations are ongoing.

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Two arrested for robbery and wounding

Two men have been arrested in connection with a report of robbery and wounding.

According to police reports, officers were on mobile patrol when they responded to a report of robbery and wounding at Tragarete Road and Cipriani Boulevard, around 11:00pm, on Tuesday 15th October 2019.

The officers, with the assistance of an off-duty police officer, arrested two suspects in connection with the incident and seized a revolver and three rounds of ammunition.

Man held with firearm

 

One man is in police custody after being held with a firearm and a quantity of marijuana.

According to police reports, officers of the Crime Suppression Unit were conducting an exercise in the Brazil Village district yesterday, when they observed a man acting suspiciously.

Upon seeing the officers, the man threw a blue bag into some nearby bushes and ran off.

The man was apprehended a short distance away and a search of the area resulted in the discovery of a loaded pistol and 700 grammes of marijuana.

Investigations are ongoing.

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Police destroy marijuana field worth $24 million

Marijuana trees worth an estimated TT$24 million, were destroyed by officers of the Southern Division Task Force, during a marijuana eradication exercise, in Moruga yesterday

The exercise was conducted between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, and included members of the Special Forces, the Special Investigations Unit, the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment and the Air Support Unit.

According to police reports, during the exercise, eight marijuana fields containing 24,000 fully grown trees, were discovered along with two camps in the Moruga district.

AG: Draft legal ganja laws completed

The Of­fice of the At­tor­ney Gen­er­al has com­plet­ed draft­ing leg­is­la­tion for the de­crim­i­nal­i­sa­tion of mar­i­jua­na.

At­tor­ney Gen­er­al Faris Al-Rawi made the dis­clo­sure dur­ing a press con­fer­ence at his of­fice in Port-of-Spain, on Wednes­day.

Al-Rawi said he would now have to seek Cab­i­net’s ap­proval for the draft leg­is­la­tion be­fore it is tabled in Par­lia­ment and de­bat­ed.

He did not give time­line for com­plet­ing the process.

Police arrest Penal man for drug possession during anti-crime exercise

A 33-year-old labourer from Penal was arrested and a quantity of marijuana seized by officers of the South Western Division Task Force during an anti-crime exercise, conducted in Debe yesterday.

Officers conducted the exercise around 3:45 pm, on June 24th.

According to police reports, surveillance was conducted on a shed located along Somai Trace, Debe, which was occupied by a male suspect.

Officers approached the shed and had cause to search the suspect who had a black bag in his possession.

Kamla cleared in ganja probe

Op­po­si­tion Leader Kam­la Per­sad-Bisses­sar has been cleared of any wrong­do­ing in con­nec­tion to mar­i­jua­na found on her prop­er­ty some five years ago.

Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice Gary Grif­fith on Thurs­day an­nounced that Per­sad-Bisses­sar was not found re­spon­si­ble for the drugs on her premis­es in any way.

Grif­fith, speak­ing dur­ing the po­lice brief­ing at the Po­lice Ad­min­is­tra­tion Build­ing, Port-of-Spain re­spond­ed to ques­tions about the five-year-old case.

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