Police destroy marijuana valued at $200,000

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 12:15

Three marijuana fields containing 200 marijuana trees and 500 seedlings were discovered and destroyed by officers of the Eastern Division, during a marijuana eradication exercise in the Sangre Grande district, police said in a statement Wednesday.

The exercise, supervised by Cpl. Denton Cortez, of the Valencia Police Post, took place between 8 am and 12 pm, on Tuesday 5th June, 2018.

The exercise also included officers attached to the Eastern Division Task Force and Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit.

During the exercise, officers proceeded to Turure Road, Guaico, Sangre Grande, where they discovered the fields in a forested area approximately a 1/4 mile off the roadway.

The plants have an estimated street value of $200,000.

No arrest was made in connection with the find.