Two men were charged with possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine, and breaching the curfew regulations after police conducted a curfew enforcement exercise in Cocorite last night.

According to police reports, around 10 pm last night while on mobile patrol at Powder Magazine, Phase 2, Cocorite, officers observed two men standing next to a white Nissan Tiida vehicle, with the doors opened. The two men ran off when they saw the police officers.

Police conducted a search of the compound, and a short while later the officers found the two men hiding beneath a staircase.

Officers searched the vehicle and allegedly found 257 grammes of marijuana, wrapped in plastic and nine grammes of cocaine, contained in plastic packets.
Brandon Shockness Diego Martin and Isaiah Pritchard of Powder Magazine, Phase 2 and also of Calvary Hill, Arima, were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine, and breach of curfew.

The exercise was supervised by Snr Supt Kelvern Thompson, coordinated by Supt Henry and ASP Baird, conducted by Insp Reyes and Ag/Sgt Carmona and officers of the Western Division Task Force comprising of PC Gilkes, PC Rogers and PC Peltier.