Police destroy $214,000 in weed

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 18:30

Police have destroyed marijuana valued at $214,000.

The drug was destroyed by officers of the Eastern Division Task Force and the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit during a marijuana eradication exercise in the Mayaro district yesterday.

Officers conducted the exercise around 12 pm on Monday 23rd October, 2017, during which they proceeded to a forested area at Ortoire Village, Mayaro, where they came across a marijuana field with approximately 1000 fully grown marijuana trees.

The officers also discovered 25 pounds of cured marijuana.

The trees and the cured marijuana were subsequently destroyed.

No arrests were made in connection with the find.