The marijuana seized from the suspects by Toco Police during the traffic duty exercise this morning. (Image: TTPS)

Two  men  were  arrested  for  possession  of  marijuana  for  the purpose of trafficking by officers of Toco Police Station during a traffic duty exercise conducted in the district, early on Friday morning.

An official police statement reports that at around 1:10am, PC Singh stopped  a  Toyota  Hilux  vehicle driven by a 33-year-old  man from San Souci, with a 31-year-old occupant  from Omera Road,  Arima.

A search of the vehicle was conducted which resulted in the discovery of a crocus bag containing 3.5 kilograms of marijuana.

The TTPS release states that the marijuana has an estimated street value of $45,500.

Both men were formally charged for possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.

They are expected to appear in a virtual hearing at the Sangre Grande Magistrates’ Court, today.