It seems fruits are now the preferred choice to have smuggle contraband items into the nation’s prisons.
On Wednesday, a 22-year-old Kelly Village, Caroni man was arrested by prison officers at the Maximum Security Prison in Arouca attempting to smuggle in four apples stuffed with packets of marijuana with a total weight of weighing 88 grams.
A Cunupia businessman who has been charged in connection with the seizure of large quantities of drug and weapons during an anti-crime operation, appeared before a Chaguanas Magistrate today.
Jerome Olliverre, 28, a businessman of Macaya Trace, Monroe Road, Cunupia, was charged with two counts of possession of dangerous drugs for the purpose of trafficking, one count of possession of firearms and one count of possession of ammunition, when he appeared before Chaguanas Magistrate Brian Debideen.
Police have made another major drug bust, this one in Sangre Grande.
The full details of the bust are not yet clear but reports indicate that police journeyed deep into the forest of Sangre Grande where they made the find.
The bust was done by the Eastern Divisional Task Force.
The drugs were found in several plastic barrels.
The following photos were part of the bust.
Shervilee Browm, 28, and his common-law wife Giselle Odele 28 both of 6th Company, Princes Town is expected to appear before a Rio Claro Magistrates' Court today charged with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.
The Princes Town couple was arrested during a police exercise earlier this week.
Brown and Odele were arrested after a search warrant executed at their home resulted in officers discovering 1.14 kilogrammes of marijuana hidden in a clothes basket in a bedroom.
The drug has an estimated street value of $11,400.
A 29-year-old Princes Town man has been detained by police for possession of drugs and ammunition.
According to police reports during an anti-crime exercise, officers executed a search warrant at the Susannah Trace, Princes Town home of a 29-year-old man.
The search resulted in eight packets containing 4.1 kilogrammes of marijuana and 15 rounds of 9mm ammunition being discovered on the premises.
The drug has an estimated street value of $41,000.
The man who was in the house at the time of the exercise was arrested in connection with the finds.
Police destroyed marijuana trees and cured marijuana worth an estimated $1.6 million, after using a drone to locate the fields.
According to police reports, during the exercise, Sgt. Ronny Rampallard of the Air Support Unit deployed ‘Dragonfly 3’.
The drone was utilized for situational awareness to guide the officers through the forest, where they found two marijuana fields with 1,500 fully grown trees.
The officers also found 42 pounds of cured marijuana and one camp which were subsequently destroyed along with the trees.
Rhommel St. Louis a 25-year-old taxi driver is expected to appear before a Siparia Magistrate today charged with possession of marijuana valued at $220,000 for the purpose of trafficking.
St. Louis of De La Marre Avenue Trincity was arrested by officers of the South Western Division Task Force (SWDTF) during an anti-crime exercise, conducted in the Santa Flora district, last night.
A couple from Maloney remain in police custody after being held with 34.92 kilos of marijuana on Monday night.
According to reports, around 7.30 pm a group of police officers from the Northern Division led by Sgt Rene Katwaroo executed a search warrant at an apartment at Building 13 Maloney Gardens.
While they were expecting to find an illegal gun and ammunition during the search, police found two crocus bags containing 60 packets of marijuana. Investigators estimate that the drugs have a street value of $488,000.