Five persons are expected to appear before an Arima Magistrate, jointly charged with possession of 38.8 kilogrammes of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, which have an estimated street value of $34.72 million.
Venezuelan national Jimmy Alejandro Tapiero Hernandez, 27, was arrested for possession of a firearm and $4.3 million in cocaine on Tuesday by officers of the Penal Criminal Investigations Department and South Western Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise.
According to police reports, officers were surveilling an area along Boleau Beach Road, Icacos Village, Cedros, when they observed a man disembark from a white boat along the shoreline with a black and grey knapsack, he then proceeded to a bushy area.
A pregnant woman yesterday appeared in court charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
Mother of two Melissa Pancham, 32, was arrested at a market stall along Guaracara Tabaquite Road, Williamsville, on Tuesday. It is alleged that she had 27 grammes of cocaine in her possession. The street value of the drugs was estimated at $2,000. She was charged by PC Maltoo.
Pancham initially pleaded guilty when the charge was read to her by Senior Magistrate Cherril-Anne Antoine in the San Fernando First Court.
A Williamsville vendor has been charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
Melisa Pancham, 32, of Kumar Village, Williamsville, was arrested and charged by officers of the Marabella Police Station, during an anti-crime exercise in the Gasparillo district on Tuesday 17th April, 2018.
During the exercise, Sgt. Keith Ifill, Cpl Narine Bisnath and a party of officers were on patrol along the Guaracara Tabaquite Road, Ben Lomond at 3:30 pm, when they had cause to carry out a search of a stall being operated by a vendor.
A 42-years-old St Helena man was denied bail after he appeared before a Tunapuna Magistrate on Tuesday, charged with possession of 2.2 kg of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
The drugs had an estimated street value of TT$1 million.
On Wednesday 21st March 2018, officers of the Praedial Larceny Squad led by Corporal Jeffers and including PC Toussaint and WPC Simon, were on mobile patrol along Freeman Road St. Augustine when at around 8:40 pm, they observed 42-year-old David Neeranjan seated in a blue Hyundai vehicle and speaking to a man on the side of the road.
Eight Venezuelans have been committed to stand trial in the High Court on charges of importing and trafficking cocaine with a street value of $50 million.
In giving her ruling, Deputy Chief Magistrate Nanette Forde-John, presiding in the Port-of-Spain Fifth Court, found that a prima facie case had been made out against the foreigners.
They are: Victor Jose Careno, Oscar Thomas Ruiz Colmenarez, Dionya Andres Marval Salazar, Alexis Caldea Lopez, Pablo Rafael Marval Rodriguez, Jose Gregario Marval Salazar, Saul Ellia Waldrop and Jose Florentino Alcala Carrion.
Bernadette Astrid Silvana Van Zichem, 36, a Surinamese national appeared in an Arima Magistrate Court today charged with possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking.
The following is a press release from the TTPS:
A Surinamese national appeared before an Arima Magistrate today, charged with possession of cocaine and marijuana for the purpose of trafficking, after being held by officers of the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit (OCIU), at the Piarco International Airport, yesterday.
A Couva man was arrested and a firearm seized, by officers of the Central Division, during an anti-crime exercise in the Couva district yesterday, police said in a statement.
A quantity of cocaine and ammunition were also seized during the exercise which was conducted around 2:45 pm on Monday 6th November, 2017, in California, Couva.
Officers executed a search warrant at the Steven Street, Couva, home of a 38-year-old man, who was found to be in possession of a Glock pistol, loaded with a magazine containing 15 rounds of 9mm ammunition.
A 21-year-old man is expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate today, charged with possession of 1.9 grammes of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking within 500 meters of a school, after being arrested by officers of the Inter Agency Task Force.
Raheam Reid, of no fixed place of abode, was arrested around 1:24am on Sunday 11th June, 2017, by officers of the IATF, Duncan Street, Police Post, who were on mobile patrol along Queen’s Street, Port of Spain.
The Coast Guard has seized cocaine valued at $18 million dollars in a bust following a routine exercise.
The bust was made early Thursday morning aboard a pirogue.
The following is a statement by the Coast Guard:
"On Thursday 25th May 2017 at approximately 3:30 am a Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard interceptor, while on routine patrol intercepted a twenty-four ft white pirogue in the Gulf of Paria with three (3) occupants on board.