New addictive drug hits schools

“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.”

Truck driver to pay $12,000 for having ganja

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.

Police destroy more than $6.5 million in marijuana

Over $6.5 million worth in marijuana trees discovered in a camp in the Moruga district have been destroyed by officers of the South Western Division.

The exercise which was supervised by Sgt. Seepersad, took place on Tuesday.

The exercise included officers attached to the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit.

During the exercise, officers proceeded into hilly area off La Lune Road, Moruga, where they discovered a camp containing 6500 fully grown marijuana trees, 2500 seedlings and seven pounds of cured marijuana.

Gun, drugs, ammo seized in police raid

Po­lice seized a pis­tol, a quan­ti­ty of am­mu­ni­tion and il­le­gal drugs dur­ing a raid in the La Hor­quet­ta dis­trict on Tues­day.

Ac­cord­ing to of­fi­cers, a 9mm Ital­ian-made pis­tol along with a mag­a­zine of 11 rounds of 9mm pis­tol, 50 rounds of 40 cal­i­bre hol­low point am­mu­ni­tion, 60 grammes of co­caine, 1,300 grammes of mar­i­jua­na and a bul­let-proof vest were found.

Of­fi­cers from La Hor­quet­ta CID, La Hor­quet­ta Crime Pa­trol, K9 Unit su­per­vised by In­sp Boodoo and Sgt Wal­dropt were in­volved in the ex­er­cise.

Labourer held with marijuana

A 34-year-old labourer of Palm Court Drive, Arima, was arrested and a quantity of marijuana seized by officers of the Pinto Police Post, during an anti-crime exercise in Pinto last night.

According to police reports, during the exercise, officers had cause to stop and search a red Nissan Latio motor vehicle with one male occupant along Train Line Road, Arima. 

The search resulted in three plastic packets containing 1.7 kilogrammes of marijuana and a quantity of cash being discovered inside a black shoebox. 

Siparia couple arrested for marijuana possesion

A Siparia couple was arrested by officers of the Siparia Criminal Investigations Department, after they were found to be in possession of a quantity of high-grade marijuana, during an anti-crime exercise last night. 

According to police reports, a party of officers, supervised by Sgt. Prakash Jaggernath, were on surveillance duty along Villabrera Street, Siparia, on December 24th when they observed a silver BMW motor vehicle with two occupants. 

The officers attempted to intercept the vehicle, which came to a sudden stop and began reversing at high speed. 

Weed "farmer" nabbed

After hours of surveillance, police arrested a farmer from Siparia and charged him with trafficking marijuana on Wednesday.

11 arrested as police seize guns, ammunition, police and army gear, and stolen vehicles

Police have arrested 11 persons and seized a quantity of narcotics, ammunition, 2 guns, police and army gear, as well as stolen cars in an early morning raid. 

According to police reports, members of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT) executed search warrants at two houses at Pleasantville, San Fernando, around 1:30 am today.

 A quantity of marijuana, a loaded pistol, a loaded submachine gun, three army camouflage uniforms, four walkie-talkies, a pair of handcuffs and a police operational shirt with police insignia were seized from a house.