Over $6.5 million worth in marijuana trees discovered in a camp in the Moruga district have been destroyed by officers of the South Western Division.
The exercise which was supervised by Sgt. Seepersad, took place on Tuesday.
The exercise included officers attached to the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit.
During the exercise, officers proceeded into hilly area off La Lune Road, Moruga, where they discovered a camp containing 6500 fully grown marijuana trees, 2500 seedlings and seven pounds of cured marijuana.
The public consultation on the decriminalisation of marijuana begins on January 23.
Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi will host the three-hour event at a venue in Port-of-Spain yet to be decided.
A statement from the Attorney General said during the months of January to March, the Office of the Attorney General will host a series of public consultations on the decriminalisation of marijuana.
One man was arrested and a quantity of marijuana seized by officers of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT), during an early morning exercise, conducted in the Central district today.
Acting on intelligence, officers intercepted a silver grey Volkswagen motor vehicle, belonging to the Housing Development Corporation (HDC), with a lone male occupant, along the northbound lane of the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway, in the vicinity of Fens Furniture store, around 7:24 am.
A Siparia couple was arrested by officers of the Siparia Criminal Investigations Department, after they were found to be in possession of a quantity of high-grade marijuana, during an anti-crime exercise last night.
According to police reports, a party of officers, supervised by Sgt. Prakash Jaggernath, were on surveillance duty along Villabrera Street, Siparia, on December 24th when they observed a silver BMW motor vehicle with two occupants.
The officers attempted to intercept the vehicle, which came to a sudden stop and began reversing at high speed.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is pleading with the population to educate themselves on the difference between decriminalisation and legalisation of marijuana, saying they are not the same.
Rowley made the point at the opening ceremony of the $1.4 million L'Anse Mitan, Carenage bridge Friday morning.