The Coast Guard has made a seizure of close to $5 million in cocaine and marijuana together with two firearms being transported by drug-runners in the Gulf of Paria.
A statement from the Coast Guard says that whilst on routine patrol in the Gulf of Paria, Coast Guard Interceptor 033 stopped an unmarked fishing vessel after a brief chase.
Two large blue plastic containers were seized and upon further searching in Staubles Bay a quantity of marijuana and cocaine as well as two pistols were recovered.
The containers had 41 packets of marijuana weighting 21.92 kilograms, with an estimated street value of $2,183,582.72.
Two packets of cocaine weighed 2.26 kgs, with an estimated street value of $2,787,840.00.
Additionally two Glock pistols were retrieved from the containers.
The men, guns, ammunition and narcotics were handed over to the Organised Crime Narcotics and Firearms Bureau (OCNFB).