Cocaine discovered in heel of shoe. (Image: TTPS)

A 21-year-old  woman currently is  assisting  Western  Division  police  officers  with their  investigation  into  a  quantity  of  cocaine  that  was  scheduled  to  be shipped to Europe.

The drugs reportedly were hidden in two pairs of men’s shoes.

An official statement from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) reports that the discovery was made on Wednesday 30th September 2020, at a shipping company in Port of Spain.

Shoes containing cocaine to be shipped to Europe. (Image: TTPS)

According to the TTPS release, a joint anti-crime exercise was conducted  in  the  St.  Clair  district  by  the  Western  Division  and  other intelligence  agencies  of  the   TTPS. 

Officers reportedly received information which led them to the  shipping company located at Alcazar Street, Port-of-Spain.  A search was carried out on the 21-year-old woman who was present at the establishment at that time.

The search resulted in the discovery of a quantity of cocaine, which was hidden below the soles of two pairs of men dress shoes. The shoes had been packaged and were about to be shipped to the United Kingdom.

The woman, of Egypt Extension, Lion’s Gate, Enterprise, Chaguanas, was arrested and taken to the Four Roads Police Station.

Enquiries are ongoing.