A Siparia couple was arrested by officers of the Siparia Criminal Investigations Department, after they were found to be in possession of a quantity of high-grade marijuana, during an anti-crime exercise last night.
According to police reports, a party of officers, supervised by Sgt. Prakash Jaggernath, were on surveillance duty along Villabrera Street, Siparia, on December 24th when they observed a silver BMW motor vehicle with two occupants.
The officers attempted to intercept the vehicle, which came to a sudden stop and began reversing at high speed.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is pleading with the population to educate themselves on the difference between decriminalisation and legalisation of marijuana, saying they are not the same.
Rowley made the point at the opening ceremony of the $1.4 million L'Anse Mitan, Carenage bridge Friday morning.
Head of the Caribbean Collective for Justice (CCJ), Nazma Muller, says they are pleased the Trinidad and Tobago Government seems set to keep its promise to bring the issue of cannabis prohibition to the Parliament for debate early next year.
Almost two million dollars’ worth in marijuana trees discovered in a camp in the Biche area has been destroyed by officers of the Eastern Division.
The exercise which was supervised by Sgt. (Ag.) Mahabir took place on December 5th also included officers attached to the Eastern Division Task Force Area Central and South.
According to police reports, during the exercise, officers proceeded into a forested area along Kowlessar Trace, Biche, where they discovered a camp containing 1800 fully grown marijuana trees.
Tobago Division police officers have destroyed almost 300 marijuana trees.
Police say officers went to the Canaan district during an anti-crime exercise on Friday and proceeded to a bushy area.
There they found 253 fully grown marijuana trees, which were destroyed.
No arrests were made and officers have not given a value for the illegal find.
Police have destroyed marijuana trees and cured marijuana with an estimated street value of $2.1 million.
The weed was destroyed in an exercise by officers of the Southern Division Task Force and Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit conducted in the Moruga district yesterday.
Officers went to a forested area at Marac Village, Moruga where they discovered five marijuana fields with 1,900 fully grown marijuana trees and a camp with 50 pounds of cured marijuana.
The drug has a total street value of $2,126,000.
Investigations are ongoing.
Two persons are expected to appear before the Siparia Magistrates’ Court today, after being arrested and charged for possession of 1.495 kilogrammes of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking, during an anti-crime exercise in the South Oropouche district.
Officers of the South Western Division Task Force (SWDTF), led by Cpls. George and Singh, conducted the exercise on Tuesday.
During the exercise, the officers carried out a search of a silver Nissan Note motor vehicle, which was parked along the Southern Main Road, South Oropouche, with two occupants.
Police have destroyed marijuana trees and cured marijuana worth over $2 million in Moruga.
The exercise was carried out by officers of the Southern Division Task Force and the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit yesterday.
It was coordinated by Snr. Supt. Zamsheed Mohammed and ASP (Ag.) Peter Ramdeen, between 6 am and 5 pm.
During the exercise, officers proceeded to a forested area in La Lune Village, Moruga, where they came across 1,500 fully grown marijuana trees, 130 pounds of cured marijuana and 1,000 seedlings, along with three makeshift camps.