Man transports 5.3 kilos ganja on T&T Spirit

A 60-year-old Co­corite man is sched­uled to ap­pear in the Scar­bor­ough Mag­is­trates’ Court Fri­day charged with the pos­ses­sion of mar­i­jua­na for the pur­pose of traf­fick­ing af­ter he was al­leged­ly caught on the in­ter-is­land fer­ry with the drugs.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice re­ports, around 8 pm on Thurs­day W/Sgt George and oth­er mem­bers of the To­ba­go Task Force and the Scar­bor­ough CID re­ceived in­for­ma­tion on the pos­si­ble trans­porta­tion of nar­cotics on the in­ter-is­land fer­ry.

Guardian Me­dia Lim­it­ed un­der­stands that sur­veil­lance was con­duct­ed on ve­hi­cles dis­em­bark­ing the fer­ry and the man, who is said to be from John Street, Co­corite, was al­lowed to leave the Scar­bor­ough port com­pound.

How­ev­er, he was pulled over on Wil­son Road, near the Mar­ket Square carpark, where a search was car­ried out on his ve­hi­cle.

Some 10 pack­ets of com­pressed mar­i­jua­na weigh­ing 5.37 kilo­grammes, with a street val­ue of $60,000, was al­leged­ly found and seized in the ve­hi­cle. He was im­me­di­ate­ly ar­rest­ed.

The man is said to be a for­mer nav­i­ga­tor em­ployed with the Port Au­thor­i­ty who worked in the po­si­tion for 42 years.

Reporter: Casandra Thompson-Forde

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