Tobago Divisional officers have destroyed $500,000 in marijuana during an eradication exercise in the Mt. St. George area.
The exercise took place on Sunday and was supervised by Sgt. Stewart, of the Tobago Division.
Officers attached to both the Crown Point Police Station and Tobago Division Task Force, executed an exercise in a forested area of Mt. St. George and destroyed 50 kilogrammes of cured marijuana along with two seedlings.
Officers are confident that an arrest will be made soon, as investigations are continuing into the matter.
Declaring that he has been a marijuana smoker since age nine, a marijuana farmer admitted many people in the rural communities of Rio Claro and environs depend on marijuana cultivation to support themselves and their families.
He was speaking at the fifth public consultation of the decriminalisation of marijuana at the Hansraj Sumairsingh Multipurpose Complex, Rio Claro on Wednesday.
Two persons were arrested and a quantity of marijuana seized by officers of the San Fernando Criminal Investigations Department, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Pleasantville district, early yesterday morning.
During the exercise, officers executed a search warrant at the Pleasantville Terrace home of a 23-year-old suspect, around 4:45 am on Thursday.
The search resulted in a gift bag containing 2.3 kilogrammes of marijuana being discovered in a room of the house.
The drug has an estimated street value of $23,000.
A quantity of marijuana and one shotgun were discovered by officers of the South Western Division Task Force Area West, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Cedros district, yesterday.
The exercise, coordinated by Snr. Supt. Deonarine Basdeo and W/Snr. Supt. Sharon Gomez-Cooper and including officers of the South Western Division Emergency Response Patrol Unit, was conducted between 8 am and 4 pm, on Wednesday 20th February, 2019.
Over 51 kilogrammes of suspected marijuana have been seized in an operation conducted by the Cast Guard.
The Defence Force says that around 4.30 pm on Saturday, a Coast Guard Interceptor whilst on routine patrol, intercepted a pirogue in the Gulf of Paria with three occupants on board.
The vessel and occupants were escorted to the Coast Guard Base at Cedros Bay, where further searches were conducted.
Two crocus bags were discovered containing 49 packets of a plant-like substance which weighed approximately 51.8 kgs.
“Until it is acceptable to smoke marijuana, it is still unacceptable and illegal.”
So remarked Senior Magistrate Alicia Chankar as Makaan Grant, the Rastafarian, who was arrested at the cannabis rally at Skinner Park on Sunday, appeared in the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court.
The Maracas/St Joseph resident was ordered to performed 80 hours of community service after he pleaded guilty to possession of .6 of a gramme of the illicit herb.
“Why don’t you give Rastas a break?”
This was the question wire bending specialist Claude “Swami” Jeffers posed to Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi during the first national consultation on the decriminalisation of marijuana.
Jeffers said for years Rastafarians have been tormented for using the “holy herb”.