Tunapuna man charged with possession of cocaine valued at $1.56 million

A St. Augustine man is expected to appear before a Tunapuna Magistrate today, charged with possession of 3.9 kilogrammes of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, which has an estimated street value of $1.56 million.

Anthony Rodriguez, 34, a labourer, of Boothman Drive, St. Augustine, was arrested and charged after officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) Strike Team executed a search warrant at his residence, during an anti-crime exercise in the St. Augustine district, on Tuesday 22nd May, 2018.

The exercise, supervised by Insp. (Ag.) Damien Lezama, took place between 10:45 am and 6:30 pm on the said date.

While executing the warrant around 11:15 am, officers discovered three large rectangular packets and 42 smaller transparent packets containing a quantity of cocaine, on the top shelf of a wardrobe in a bedroom.

The drug has a total weight of 3.918 kilogrammes.

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