Port-of-Spain man charged with marijuana possession

A Port of Spain man has been arrested and a quantity of marijuana seized by officers of the Debe Traffic and Highway Patrol Unit, during an anti-crime exercise, conducted in the Gasparillo district. 

Officers conducted the exercise along the northbound lane of the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway, in the vicinity of the Gasparillo overpass, around 9:50am on Sunday, during which they had cause to stop and search a gold coloured Mazda 6 motor vehicle with a lone male occupant.

The search resulted in one kilogramme of marijuana being discovered hidden in the vehicle.

The drug has an estimated street value of $10,000. 

The suspect, a 24-year-old of East Dry River, Port of Spain, was arrested in connection with the find. 

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