Eastern Division police have seized over two kilogrammes of marijuana during an anti-crime exercise.
Police say that on Wednesday 19th April, 2017, Inspector Jankie, Sgt Samaroo and Cpl Bhim coordinated an anti-crime exercise in the Biche district, which led to one man being arrested and the seizure of 2.2 kilogrammes of marijuana.
During the exercise, officers attached to the Biche Police Station had cause to stop and search a black Mazda BT50 truck along the Cunapo Southern Main Road.
A gun and a quantity of ammunition and drugs were discovered, during a hotspot patrol in the Ste. Madeleine District, over the weekend, police said.
Around 2:30 pm on Saturday 16th April, 2017, officers went to a restaurant and bar located at Cipero Road, Golconda, where they found a black Glock 17 pistol, fitted with a magazine with 10 rounds of .9mm ammunition and six packets containing a quantity of marijuana, under a tent in front of the bar.
One revolver, a quantity of marijuana and two pieces of camouflage clothing, were found by police during anti-crime exercises in the South Western Division.
Police say officers of Point Fortin CID, South Western Division Task Force and Canine Unit, conducted the exercises, coordinated by Snr Supt (Ag.), Inraj Balram, between 12 noon and 6pm on Wednesday 12th April, 2017.
Police arrested five persons and seized a quantity of arms, ammunition and narcotics, following an anti-crime exercise in the North Eastern Division, a police statement says.
Between, 3 pm and 8 pm, on Thursday 6th April, 2017, officers of the North Eastern Division Task Force and CID, conducted the exercise in the Sea Lots area.
Several abandoned houses were searched and resulted in the discovery of several packets of compressed marijuana, weighing 8.2 kilogrammes with an estimated street value of $150,000.
A 40-year-old Trinidad and Tobago national is among 80 arrested by officers of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland.
Sixty-eight, of the 82 people arrested during the five-day operation, had previous criminal convictions for crimes like armed robbery, larceny and drug distribution, according to ICE.
A 37-year-old St James man is now in police custody, after he was found to be in possession of a weapon and a quantity of ammunition and narcotics.
Police say that around 2:15 pm on Sunday 2nd April, 2017, a party of officers on mobile patrol in the St James Police district, responded to a report of two men conducting narcotic sales at Dundonald Hill.
On seeing the officers, the two men ran off.
One of the suspects was apprehended a short distance away, while the second man managed to escape.
A Sangre Grande man has been arrested for possession of a weapon, ammunition and illegal drugs.
Police say a roving road check duty was conducted in the Sangre Grande district between the hours of 12 pm and 5 pm, on Friday 31st March, 2017, under the supervision of Insp (Ag.) Lutchman and including Cpl Harper, PC Sankar and other personnel of the Eastern Division Task Force and CID.
At around 1:30pm, while at Five Acres, Sahadeen Trace, Vega De Oropouche, the party of officers observed Kurt Garcia, 22, acting suspiciously as he walked along the said roadway.
A 25-year-old San Fernando man has been charged with possession of illicit drugs.
Police says that around 3:45am on Saturday 1st April, 2017, officers attached to the San Fernando CID, acting upon information received, carried out the arrest.
They say 25-year-old Kerry Perrot, aka "Mammoo", was stopped and searched by officers along Quenca Street, San Fernando, in the vicinity of Southern Medical Clinic.
The officers subsequently found 15.5 grammes of cocaine and 3.7 grammes of marijuana in his possession.
The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard and Air Guard have worked together to seize over $200,000 in drugs aboard a vessel off the coast of Grenada.
Three people aboard the vessel have been taken into custody.
The following is a statement by the Coast Guard:
"Late in the evening on Tuesday 21st March 2017, the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard, in collaboration with the Trinidad and Tobago Air Guard and Regional partners, intercepted an Antigua and Barbuda flagged sailing vessel some thirty nautical miles (30 nm) off the coast of Grenada, with three occupants on board.
The Coast Guard has made its first drug bust for the year, seizing over $167,000 of marijuana aboard a pirogue.
A statement by the Coast Guard says that at approximately 10:41 pm on Tuesday, an interceptor vessel of the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard intercepted a 28-foot pirogue, five miles (9 km) south of Chacachacare Island, with two occupants on board.
The Coast Guard says that the vessel, the occupants and the contents in the vessel were taken to the Coast Guard Headquarters at Staubes Bay where further searches were conducted.