Police destroy 5000 marijuana trees valued at $5 million

Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 20:00

Police have destroyed 5000 marijuana trees with a street value of $5 million, a statement from the Police Service says.

The exercise took place between of 2pm and 5pm on Saturday.

According to the police, Sgt Ramsingh, Ag. Sgt Harripersad and a party of officers attached to the Penal Criminal Investigations Department and South Western Division Task Force, acted upon information received and proceeded to Jagroop Trace, Penal Rock Road, Penal where they found and destroyed 5000 fully grown marijuana trees with a street value of $5 million.

Police say no one was arrested and investigations are continuing.

Continuing in the South Western Division, around 8pm on Saturday, PC Boodoo along with a party of officers attached to the Coastal Patrol Unit with the assistance of members of the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard, were on mobile coastal patrol when they had cause to stop and search a 25-year-old man of Cap-de-Ville, Point Fortin.

During the search the officers found and seized a revolver and six rounds of .38 ammunition.

The man was arrested and charged for possession of firearm and ammunition.

The exercises were coordinated by Supt Hosein, Supt James, ASP Jackman and Inspector Ramphal.

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