A pistol, one round of ammunition and a quantity of marijuana were found by officers of the Western Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise in the Maraval district this morning, a police statement said.
Officers conducted the exercise between 11 pm and 3 am, on Monday 11th September, 2017, during which they proceeded to Morne Coco Road, Maraval, and conducted a search in some bushes along a river bank, in the vicinity of the Maraval Community Centre.
A 36-year-old Marabella man has been granted $150,000 bail, after pleading not guilty, to a charge of being in possession of 6.7 kilogrammes of marijuana, for the purpose of trafficking.
Nicholas Gopaul, a labourer, of Ghandi Street, Marabella, appeared before Magistrate Natalie Hamilton-Diop, in the San Fernando 2nd Magistrates’ Court this morning, to answer to the charge.
The matter was adjourned to Monday 10th July, 2017.
Two pistols and quantities of ammunition and marijuana, were discovered by officers of the Western Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise in the Western Division.
The exercise was conducted between 11 am on Thursday 8th June, 2017 and 3 am on Friday 9th June, 2017.
Officers, based on information, first went to La Horquette Valley Road, Carenage, around 8 pm on Thursday, where they found one Glock pistol, along with two rounds of 9mm ammunition.
Nearly $1.5 million worth of marijuana was found and destroyed by police within the Biche forest today.
Members of the Eastern Division Organised Crime, Narcotics and Firearms Bureau (OCNFB) found four marijuana fields, with approximately 10,000 fully grown trees and three racks with 80 pounds of cured marijuana during an eradication drive at 4am.
The find, which has an estimated street value of $1,490,000, was destroyed.
The exercise was incident free.
No arrests were made.
A pump action shotgun and a quantity of marijuana were found at a camp in Moruga, by officers of the Moruga Police Station, yesterday, a statement by the police says.
The discovery was made around 9:30 am, on Tuesday 6th June, 2017, by officers on mobile patrol in the district.
The officers, acting on information, went to Shorty Street, Bois Jean Jean, Moruga, where they found the camp in a forested area.
Three male occupants, who were at the camp, immediately fled upon seeing the officers.
Northern Division police have destroyed marijuana with an estimated street value of $100,000 during an eradication exercise in the Tunapuna district.
Police say the exercise took place on Friday 2nd June, 2017, between the hours of 2:35 pm and 6 pm.
It was spearheaded by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Jacob, supervised by W/Insp (Ag.) Rowley-Powder and included a party of officers from the St. Joseph and Tunapuna Criminal Investigations Departments.
A party of officers journeyed to a forested area off Caura Royal Road, El Dorado, where they came upon a marijuana field.
Police have destroyed half a million dollars worth of marijuana in a drug eradication exercise in Siparia.
Officers of the South Western Division Task Force discovered the marijuana plantation near Small Trace in Siparia, just three hundred feet off the roadway.
They found 500 fully grown marijuana trees and two hundred seedlings with a street value of $500, 000.
No arrests were made in connection with the find.
Three people have been charged with possession of ammunition and marijuana after officers executed a search warrant in the Besson Street and Belmont districts yesterday.
Ako John of Picton Road in Laventille was arrested and charged after officers searched his home.
They found two rounds of ammunition along with 27 packets of marijuana.
Erica Simon and Rhonda McDonald, both of Laventille were also arrested at the same house.
Police have destroyed $2 million worth of marijuana during a joint police-army drug eradication exercise, in the Moruga and St. Mary’s districts.
The exercise, which took place between 7 am and 5 pm on Wednesday 24th May, 2017, included officers from the Organised Crime Narcotics and Firearms Bureau, Princes Town CID, Southern Division Task Force, Moruga and St. Mary’s police stations, the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment and the Air Support Unit.
Two men are due to appear in the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court, charged with narcotics possession, after being arrested during anti-crime exercises in the Western Division over the weekend.
One pistol and magazine were also found during the exercises, which were conducted by officers of the Western Division Task Force, between 11 am on Saturday 20th May, 2017 and 1 am on Sunday 21st May, 2017.