Two men appeared before a Chaguanas Magistrate today, charged with possession of marijuana for trafficking after being arrested during a multi-million dollar drug bust in the Charlieville on August 12th.
Selwyn Mathews, 56, of Chin Chin Road, Cunupia, and Odane Anderson, 37, of Vistabella, San Fernando, were charged on September 2nd by Cpl Stevenson, of the Northern Division’s Gang Investigations Unit. The men were remanded into the custody and the matter adjourned to September 4th.
According to police reports, around 10:30 am on August 12th officers of the Central Intelligence Bureau, the Northern Division Gang Unit, the Inter Agency Task Force (IATF), with support from officers of the Customs and Excise Department and Port Security, intercepted a container at Kolahal Road, Charlieville, Chaguanas. The container reportedly left the Port of Port of Spain on the same day.
On searching the container, officers found 958 boxes containing a compressed plant like material resembling marijuana, which weighed 947.64 kilogrammes, with a street value of $94,764,000.