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.