The marijuana found by police in the suspects’ vehicle, on Saturday 19 September 2020. (Image: TTPS)

A Trinidadian and a Venezuelan national have been arrested in Arima, after police reportedly discovered a quantity of marijuana in the vehicle in which they were travelling.

According to official police reports, the men were caught during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Northern Division between the hours of 10:30am and 2pm, on Saturday 19 September 2020.

The TTPS explains that after receiving intel, police officers proceeded to O’Meara Road, Arima, where they intercepted a Toyota Corolla with two occupants. Upon searching the vehicle, the officers found and seized some 3.812 kilogrammes of marijuana.

Two men were arrested in connection with the find—a 28-year old man from Brazil Village, and a 33-year-old Venezuelan national residing in Valencia.

The exercise was spearheaded by Snr Supt Maharaj, Supt Alexander, Supt Maynard-Wilson, coordinated and supervised by Sgt Martin, Cpls Daniel and Majeed and included officers of the North Eastern Division Task Force (NEDTF).

Enquiries are ongoing.