Police destroy $10 million in weed

Police have destroyed over $10 million dollars in marijuana trees in Biche.

The trees were discovered and destroyed by officers of the Eastern Division, during an eradication exercise on Tuesday.

During the exercise led by Inspector Juri and Corporal Ramnarine, officers of the Eastern Division’s Special Operations Unit, Task Force, and the Biche Police Station carried out a search of a bushy area off Lasalle Road, Biche.

The search resulted in officers discovering a camp containing 10,110 marijuana trees.

Police destroy $500,000 in weed in Tobago

Tobago Divisional officers have destroyed $500,000 in marijuana during an eradication exercise in the Mt. St. George area.

The exercise took place on Sunday and was supervised by Sgt. Stewart, of the Tobago Division.

Officers attached to both the Crown Point Police Station and Tobago Division Task Force, executed an exercise in a forested area of Mt. St. George and destroyed 50 kilogrammes of cured marijuana along with two seedlings.

Officers are confident that an arrest will be made soon, as investigations are continuing into the matter.

Ganja smoker: 'People depend on weed to support families'

De­clar­ing that he has been a mar­i­jua­na smok­er since age nine, a mar­i­jua­na farmer ad­mit­ted many peo­ple in the rur­al com­mu­ni­ties of Rio Claro and en­vi­rons de­pend on mar­i­jua­na cul­ti­va­tion to sup­port them­selves and their fam­i­lies.

He was speak­ing at the fifth pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion of the de­crim­i­nal­i­sa­tion of mar­i­jua­na at the Han­sraj Sumairs­ingh Mul­ti­pur­pose Com­plex, Rio Claro on Wednes­day.

Two held in Pleasantville for weed possession

Two persons were arrested and a quantity of marijuana seized by officers of the San Fernando Criminal Investigations Department, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Pleasantville district, early yesterday morning.

During the exercise, officers executed a search warrant at the Pleasantville Terrace home of a 23-year-old suspect, around 4:45 am on Thursday.

The search resulted in a gift bag containing 2.3 kilogrammes of marijuana being discovered in a room of the house.

The drug has an estimated street value of $23,000.

Shotgun, marijuana seized in Cedros

A quantity of marijuana and one shotgun were discovered by officers of the South Western Division Task Force Area West, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Cedros district, yesterday.

The exercise, coordinated by Snr. Supt. Deonarine Basdeo and W/Snr. Supt. Sharon Gomez-Cooper and including officers of the South Western Division Emergency Response Patrol Unit, was conducted between 8 am and 4 pm, on Wednesday 20th February, 2019.

Coast Guard intercepts pirogue with over 51kgs of 'weed'

Over 51 kilogrammes of suspected marijuana have been seized in an operation conducted by the Cast Guard.

The Defence Force says that around 4.30 pm on Saturday, a Coast Guard Interceptor whilst on routine patrol, intercepted a pirogue in the Gulf of Paria with three occupants on board.

The vessel and occupants were escorted to the Coast Guard Base at Cedros Bay, where further searches were conducted.

Two crocus bags were discovered containing 49 packets of a plant-like substance which weighed approximately 51.8 kgs.

Community service for rasta man held with weed

“Un­til it is ac­cept­able to smoke mar­i­jua­na, it is still un­ac­cept­able and il­le­gal.”

So re­marked Se­nior Mag­is­trate Ali­cia Chankar as Makaan Grant, the Rasta­far­i­an, who was ar­rest­ed at the cannabis ral­ly at Skin­ner Park on Sun­day, ap­peared in the San Fer­nan­do Mag­is­trates’ Court.

The Mara­cas/St Joseph res­i­dent was or­dered to per­formed 80 hours of com­mu­ni­ty ser­vice af­ter he plead­ed guilty to pos­ses­sion of .6 of a gramme of the il­lic­it herb.