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Police destroy $1.5 million in marijuana in Biche forest

Nearly $1.5 million worth of marijuana was found and destroyed by police within the Biche forest today.

Members of the Eastern Division Organised Crime, Narcotics and Firearms Bureau (OCNFB) found four marijuana fields, with approximately 10,000 fully grown trees and three racks with 80 pounds of cured marijuana during an eradication drive at 4am.

The find, which has an estimated street value of $1,490,000, was destroyed.

The exercise was incident free.

No arrests were made.

Shotgun, marijuana found in camp in Moruga

A pump action shotgun and a quantity of marijuana were found at a camp in Moruga, by officers of the Moruga Police Station, yesterday, a statement by the police says.

The discovery was made around 9:30 am, on Tuesday 6th June, 2017, by officers on mobile patrol in the district.

The officers, acting on information, went to Shorty Street, Bois Jean Jean, Moruga, where they found the camp in a forested area.

Three male occupants, who were at the camp, immediately fled upon seeing the officers.

Police destroy marijuana valued at $100,000

Northern Division police have destroyed marijuana with an estimated street value of $100,000 during an eradication exercise in the Tunapuna district.

Police say the exercise took place on Friday 2nd June, 2017, between the hours of 2:35 pm and 6 pm.

It was spearheaded by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Jacob, supervised by W/Insp (Ag.) Rowley-Powder and included a party of officers from the St. Joseph and Tunapuna Criminal Investigations Departments.

A party of officers journeyed to a forested area off Caura Royal Road, El Dorado, where they came upon a marijuana field.

Police destroy marijuana field in Siparia

Police have destroyed half a million dollars worth of marijuana in a drug eradication exercise in Siparia.

Officers of the South Western Division Task Force discovered the marijuana plantation near Small Trace in Siparia, just three hundred feet off the roadway.

They found 500 fully grown marijuana trees and two hundred seedlings with a street value of $500, 000.

No arrests were made in connection with the find.

 

Three charged with possession of ammunition and marijuana

Three people have been charged with possession of ammunition and marijuana after officers executed a search warrant in the Besson Street and Belmont districts yesterday.

Ako John of Picton Road in Laventille was arrested and charged after officers searched his home.

They found two rounds of ammunition along with 27 packets of marijuana.

Erica Simon and Rhonda McDonald, both of Laventille were also arrested at the same house.

Police destroy $2 million in weed

Police have destroyed $2 million worth of marijuana during a joint police-army drug eradication exercise, in the Moruga and St. Mary’s districts.

The exercise, which took place between 7 am and 5 pm on Wednesday 24th May, 2017, included officers from the Organised Crime Narcotics and Firearms Bureau, Princes Town CID, Southern Division Task Force, Moruga and St. Mary’s police stations, the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment and the Air Support Unit.

Two charged with cocaine, marijuana, gun possession

Two men are due to appear in the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court, charged with narcotics possession, after being arrested during anti-crime exercises in the Western Division over the weekend.

One pistol and magazine were also found during the exercises, which were conducted by officers of the Western Division Task Force, between 11 am on Saturday 20th May, 2017 and 1 am on Sunday 21st May, 2017.

VIDEO: Watch Herbert Volney's latest call for marijuana to be legalised

Former Minister of Justice, Herbert Volney is continuing his drive for the legalisation of marijuana.

His latest call came in Dominica where he was speaking on the platform of the Dominica Labour Party headed by incumbent prime minister Roosevelt Skerrit.

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Volney made the plea near the end of his 15-minute address.

"And there's one thing I promised the youths to say tonight," he said.

Police destroy 150 marijuana plants in pots

Police have destroyed 150 marijuana plants following an exercise in the Maracas/St. Joseph District.

The exercise was carried out by officers attached to the Maracas/St Joseph police stations.

The exercise, coordinated by ACP (Ag.) Sterling Hackshaw and Snr. Supt. McDonald Jacob, was conducted between the hours of 2:15 pm and 7:00 pm on Tuesday 9th May, 2017.

Around 6:30pm, officers went to an area along Sumbodara Hill, Maracas, where the marijuana plants were found in pots in an open area.

No arrests were made in connection with the find.

Coast Guard seize $210,000 in marijuana

The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard have seized over $200,000 worth of marijuana.

Reports indicate that a T&T Coast Guard vessel tracked and intercepted a suspicious yacht on the border between Trinidad and Tobago and Grenada.

The Coast Guard boarded the Antigua and Barbuda-flagged vessel which had three occupants on board and a subsequent search revealed 14 packets containing a green plant-like substance.

The contents were later identified as marijuana which weighed approximately 17 pounds with an estimated street value of $210,000.

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