Malek Marcelle and Neilus Biggart, both Estate Constables, were charged in separate incidents following an anti-crime exercise in Tobago over the weekend.
Marcelle was charged with possession of marijuana for trafficking as well as possession of ammunition. Biggart was charged for possession of marijuana. Both men appeared virtually at the Scarborough Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
Marcelle was granted $250,000 bail with conditions. He must surrender his passport and report to the Shirvan Road Police Station on Wednesdays and Fridays. He was also ordered to not change his address. He is scheduled to reappear on June 14th 2021.
Biggart was granted $40,000 bail and is scheduled to reappear on August 13th 2021.
According to police reports, Marcelle was arrested after officers executed a search warrant at his home in Canoe Bay, Tobago. During the search, officers allegedly found a white Styrofoam icebox with six rectangular objects. Each allegedly contained a quantity of marijuana. The packages weighed a total of 4.566 kilogrammes. Officers also allegedly found a black plastic bag with eight rounds of ammunition and a tin of pepper spray. The 25-year-old suspect was arrested and taken to the Scarborough Police Station where he was later charged for the offences.
During the exercise, a search warrant was also executed at Biggart’s home at Emerald Drive, Signal Hill Development, Signal Hill. One hundred and sixteen grammes of marijuana were allegedly found during the search.
The exercise, which was conducted between 10 pm on Saturday 15th May, 2021 and 2:40 am on Sunday 16th May, 2021 was coordinated by Snr Supt Anand Ramesar. It was spearheaded by Sgt Stewart and supervised by Insp Forbes, Ag W/Cpl Harris, and Ag Cpl Baker. It also included officers of the Tobago Divisional Task Force, the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), and Canine Units.