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Diego Martin husband and wife held for drugs, weapon, camouflage outfits

Police have charged a husband and wife from Diego Martin after carrying out a raid on their home and finding a firearm, ammunition, marijuana and camouflage outfits.

The couple has been identified as 34-year-old Luke Camacho and 30-year-old Jenna Marie Camacho.

According to a police report, officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force Operation H.O.P.E executed a search warrant around 4:55am on Monday.

The search was led by Sergeant Ross of the Inter-Agency Task Force.

T&T woman arrested in drug bust in St Kitts

St Kitts police have arrested a woman from Trinidad and Tobago in a cocaine bust at a Basseterre guesthouse.

According to reports, the arrest was made in a joint operation by the Anti-Drug Unit, the Special Services Unit (SSU) and Her Majesty's Customs and Excise Department.

The bust netted one kilo of cocaine on Tuesday.

The T&T national, whose name has not as yet been released, is said to have recently travelled to St Kitts.

The woman was at the guesthouse at the time when the bust was made.

Coast Guard seizes $5.2 million in cocaine, marijuana in early morning bust

The Coast Guard has put the value of the drugs they seized in a bust this morning, at $5.2 million.

Earlier reports had indicated that the drugs were valued at $1 million.

The following is the statement from the Coast Guard.

"At approximately 5:47am on Thursday 27th October 2016, an interceptor vessel of the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard, while on routine patrol effected the boarding of a Trinidadian pirogue three (3) nautical miles north of San Souci, with two occupants on board.

$1 million drug bust on fishing boat in Tobago

Coast Guard officers have seized over $1 million on drugs after intercepting a fishing boat in Tobago Thursday morning.

The bust was made during a routine patrol just before 6 am Thursday after officers boarded the boat.

Reports indicate that the boat had left Toco with two occupants on board.

Officers found 20 kilos of drugs which included 14 packets of cocaine and 11 packets of marijuana.

The men were taken into custody and handed over to the Organised Crime, Firearms and Narcotics Unit.

Polish drug-mule swallows more than a pound of cocaine before boarding T&T-Miami flight

A Miami court has arraigned a Polish man who doctors saved from death after he swallowed more than a pound of cocaine before boarding a flight at the Piarco International Airport for Miami.

Waldemar Wojtczak, 45, appeared in a Miami court this morning for the incident that occurred on September 4th.

Authorities say he collapsed in the Miami airport and was rushed to hospital where doctors removed half a kilo (more than a pound) of cocaine from his belly.

Police seize firearm, drugs and ammunition

One firearm, ammunition, and drugs have been seized during a police exercise.

On Monday, officers of the western division task force executed a search warrant at a house located at Riverside Drive, La Puerta Avenue, Diego Martin where a quantity of packets each containing marijuana was found and seized, one person was arrested.

Pro League footballer arrested after police allegedly discover gun, ammunition and drugs at his home

Police have arrested a Cocorite man who is also a footballer in the TT Pro League after they allegedly found a loaded firearm and a quantity of marijuana on him.

Reports indicate that police went to Upper Powder Magazine, Cocorite around 1.20 Tuesday morning and carried out a search at the footballer's home.

Police say they found a 9mm pistol loaded with ten rounds of ammunition, hidden in the stove of the kitchen.

Two held with drugs

A 30-year-old Arima woman and a 46-year-old Biche man have been arrested and jointly charged with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.

Officers attached to the criminal investigations department and crime suppression unit on patrol in Coal Mine, Sangre Grande stopped the driver of a Nissan Tiida and conducted a search.

During the search, the officers found and seized 1.62 kilogrammes of marijuana with a street value of $24,300.00.

$89 million in drugs, 461 firearms seized so far this year

Police have seized over $89 million in marijuana and cocaine and 461 firearms so far this year. 

However, police maintain that the high incidence of murders committed by firearms, remain a challenge for the Organised Crime Narcotics and Firearms Bureau.

The Bureau's ASP (Ag.) Vernly Gift issued this statement today:

"The Organised Crime Narcotics and Firearms Bureau or OCNFB, of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, is the primary agency responsible for effectively reducing organised criminal trafficking of drugs, firearms and ammunition in Trinidad and Tobago.

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