Thomas Pena, a 62-year-old funeral home employee is expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate today, after being arrested and charged for drug trafficking.
Pena who resides in Port of Spain was detained by officers of the InterAgency Task Force (IATF) around 2:30 pm on May 16th during an exercise in the Port of Spain district.
According to police reports, while executing a search warrant at the funeral home, officers found a black plastic bag containing 405 grammes of marijuana in the accused man’s locker.
Quantities of marijuana and ammunition were discovered by officers of the Port of Spain Division, during an anti-crime exercise today.
The exercise, which was coordinated by Snr. Supt. Hodge Griffith, included officers of the Port of Spain Division Task Force, Besson Street Police Station, and Canine Unit, and took place from 1 pm to 6 pm.
During the exercise, the officers proceeded to a bushy area at Sea Lots, where they discovered one kilogramme of marijuana, and five rounds of ammunition.
No arrests were made in connection with the finds.
The National Security Minister is warning about the proliferation of the drug 'Ecstasy' in this country.
Minister Stuart Young said recent raids yielded at least 1,600 of the pills.
The minister at the time could not say where they were seized and who is the popular target market for the drug.
But the drug commonly called ‘Molly’ is used mostly by party goers and the minister said due to Carnival, they've been able to pick up a lot of the pills.
Two men appeared before a Chaguanas Magistrate today, charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
Javed Hosein, 40, of Gasparillo and Shazard Hannif, 30, of St Helena Village, were jointly charged with the offence when they appeared before Magistrate Aden Stroude in the Chaguanas 1st Magistrates’ Court.
The accused were not called upon to plead as charges were laid indictably.
Bail was granted in the sum of $5 million with surety.
Two men have been arrested and 35 kilogrammes of marijuana have been seized by police, following an exercise in the Charlieville district.
Officers of the Traffic and Highway Patrol Branch, received information around 2.45 pm on Wednesday, that a silver Hyundai Tucson vehicle with two men were transporting narcotics along the Uriah Butler Highway.
Police say the officers then positioned themselves strategically and were able to intercept and conduct a search of the vehicle.
Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán has been found guilty on all 10 counts at his drug trafficking trial at a federal court in New York.
Guzmán, 61, has yet to be sentenced but the verdict could mean life in jail.
The Mexican was accused of being behind the all-powerful Sinaloa drug cartel, which prosecutors say was the biggest supplier of drugs to the US.
He was arrested in January 2016 after escaping from a Mexican prison through a tunnel five months earlier.
Tuesday's unanimous verdict by a jury in Brooklyn followed an 11-week trial.
Police are on the hunt for an Arima Businessman, after 23 pounds of cocaine were seized at the Port of Point Lisas on Friday bound for St. Martin. Police say the illegal drug carries a street value of nine million TT dollars.
Reports say around midday, Customs Officers were scanning a container at the port when they picked up something suspicious. The container was taken to the examination station. There Custom Officers noticed what appeared to be cocaine hidden inside the container loaded with foodstuff.
“Molly” which is a new addictive drug has hit the nation’s schools and officials of the Ministry of Education are currently “scrambling” to get more on it and its effects so that they can deal with the frightening issue.
The news of the drug was only brought to the attention of the ministry’s manager of the Student Support Services Division (SSSD), Professor Dennis Conrad yesterday morning. Conrad said the drug seems to be so effective for the children that it seems to be the preferred choice of a drug over “herb-like substances.”
A truck driver has been ordered to pay a $12,000 fine forthwith after he admitted to having 671 grammes of marijuana in his possession.
Shivanand Samaroo, 28, of Bayshore, Marabella, will be jailed for 24 months if he fails to pay the money immediately.
Samaroo pleaded guilty when he appeared before San Fernando Senior Magistrate Alicia Chankar in the First Court.
He was convicted for a similar offence two years ago.