Taxi driver held with marijuana valued at $220,000

Rhommel St. Louis a 25-year-old taxi driver is expected to appear before a Siparia Magistrate today charged with possession of marijuana valued at  $220,000 for the purpose of trafficking.

St. Louis of De La Marre Avenue Trincity was arrested by officers of the South Western Division Task Force (SWDTF) during an anti-crime exercise, conducted in the Santa Flora district, last night.

According to police reports officers were on mobile patrol along the SS Erin Road when they had cause to stop and search a Nissan Note motor vehicle with a male driver. 

The search resulted in 22.2 kilogrammes of marijuana wrapped in 70 rectangular packets, inside two white crocus bags being discovered on the back seat of the vehicle. 

The charge was laid against St. Louis, by PC Visham Sahadeo, of the SWDTF.

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