Coast Guard seize over $200,000 in marijuana.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 20:00

Coast guards seize over $TT200,000 in marijuana.

During a routine patrol on Tuesday night, the Coast Guard intercepted a pirogue named "JNEIDA" with three occupants on board.

After a brief chase, the boat, and its occupants were escorted to Staubles Bay where detailed searches were conducted on the vessel.

The search produced 15 packs of marijuana weighing 15.1 kg valued at $TT241,600.00.

The occupants and illegal narcotics were handed over to the TTPS Organised Crime Narcotics and Firearms Bureau for further processing.

For the period January 2016 to June 29th, 2016 the TT Coast Guard has seized over $TT19 million worth of illegal drugs.