Police destroy marijuana field worth $4.95m

Marijuana trees and cured marijuana worth an estimated TT$4.95 million, were found and destroyed by officers of the Eastern Division Task Force. According to police reports, officers proceeded to a forested area in Biche where they came across five fields on 10 lots of land.

The lots contained 4,700 fully grown marijuana trees, 1,000 seedlings, 25 kilogrammes of dried marijuana and 25 kilogrammes of seeds.

The trees, seeds, seedlings and dried marijuana were all subsequently destroyed.

This eradication exercise comes on the heels of TT$11 million in marijuana trees being destroyed in the Biche district on May 14th.

The exercise was coordinated by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Andy Belfon and a team of officers between 7:30 am and 12:30 pm, on May 16th.

They were assisted by personnel from the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit and the Air Support Unit.

Investigations are ongoing. 

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