Two charged with marijuana possession

Two men are due to appear before a Siparia Magistrate today, jointly charged with possession of 10.3 kilogrammes of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking, after being arrested by officers of the South Western Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise in the Los Iros district.

Anthony Gervais, 53, a labourer of Palo Seco and Damien Charles, 32, a labourer of San Fernando, were arrested during the anti-crime exercise, which was conducted between 6 am and 9 am, on Sunday 2nd September, 2018.

During the exercise, officers observed two men walking along the Los Iros beach with two bags in their possession.

The suspects were stopped and searched, which resulted in 16 packets of marijuana weighing 5.4 kilogrammes being discovered in one bag and 15 packets of marijuana weighing 4.9 kilogrammes being discovered in the second bag.

The drug has a total estimated street value of $104,000.

The two men were subsequently arrested in connection with the finds and charged by PC John Alexis, of the South Western Division Task Force, on the same day.

The exercise was coordinated by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Neville Adams and included officers of the Fyzabad and Erin Police Stations.


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