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.

Marijuana consultation begins Jan 23

The public consultation on the decriminalisation of marijuana begins on January 23.

Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi will host the three-hour event at a venue in Port-of-Spain yet to be decided.

A statement from the Attorney General said during the months of January to March, the Office of the Attorney General will host a series of public consultations on the decriminalisation of marijuana.

Man held in HDC vehicle with marijuana

One man was arrested and a quantity of marijuana seized by officers of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT), during an early morning exercise, conducted in the Central district today.

Acting on intelligence, officers intercepted a silver grey Volkswagen motor vehicle, belonging to the Housing Development Corporation (HDC), with a lone male occupant, along the northbound lane of the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway, in the vicinity of Fens Furniture store, around 7:24 am.

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. 

PM: Ganja decriminalisation by June 2019

Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley is plead­ing with the pop­u­la­tion to ed­u­cate them­selves on the dif­fer­ence be­tween de­crim­i­nal­i­sa­tion and le­gal­i­sa­tion of mar­i­jua­na, say­ing they are not the same.

Row­ley made the point at the open­ing cer­e­mo­ny of the $1.4 mil­lion L'Anse Mi­tan, Care­nage bridge Fri­day morn­ing.