Accused held in weekend's drug & ammunition bust appears in court

A Cunupia businessman who has been charged in connection with the seizure of large quantities of drug and weapons during an anti-crime operation, appeared before a Chaguanas Magistrate today.

Jerome Olliverre, 28, a businessman of Macaya Trace, Monroe Road, Cunupia, was charged with two counts of possession of dangerous drugs for the purpose of trafficking, one count of possession of firearms and one count of possession of ammunition, when he appeared before Chaguanas Magistrate Brian Debideen.

A 2nd suspect who was arrested during the operation was released pending further enquiries.

The accused was arrested by officers of the Special Operations Response Team and the Strategic Services Agency, during an exercise coordinated by Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith which was conducted between Thursday 8th and Friday 9th November, 2018 in the Munroe Road, Cunupia district.

Acting on intelligence officers proceeded to a building at Macaya Trace, Munroe Road, Chaguanas, where they executed a search warrant.

The search resulted in the discovery and seizure of large quantities of drugs and automatic assault rifles.

Two male suspects were arrested during the operation.

Investigations were supervised by ASP (Ag.) Veronique, while Ollivierre was charged by officers of the Port of Spain Criminal Investigations Department, on Monday 12th November, 2018, following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard SC, on that same day.

The matter was adjourned to Tuesday 11th December, 2018.

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