Police bust crack cocaine lab in Carapichaima

A Carapichaima man was arrested and a quantity of crack cocaine and other items seized by officers of the Chaguanas CID and Central Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the district, yesterday.

Officers led by ASP Richard Smith, proceeded to the Primrose Avenue, Roopsingh Road home of a 42-year-old man around 8:30am on Sunday, where they executed a search warrant for dangerous drugs.

The search resulted in the discovery of 924 grammes of crack cocaine along with several items, inclusive of a stove, pots, cups and baking soda, which were suspected to be used in the manufacturing of crack cocaine.

The man who was found in the house at the time of the exercise, was arrested in connection with the finds.

Earlier on, around 2:45am, on the same date, officers had gone to Mc Leod Street, Carapichaima, where they executed a search warrant for firearms and ammunition at the home of a 38-year-old man.

There, they found and seized one homemade double barrel 12 gauge shotgun.

The suspect was subsequently arrested in connection with the find.