A marijuana field was destroyed by police during a police exercise yesterday. The following is a press release by the TTPS:
Marijuana trees valued at $280,000 were destroyed by officers of the Southern Division Task Force, during a marijuana eradication exercise in the Moruga district, yesterday.
Marijuana valued at approximately $680,000 and a camp were destroyed by officers of the Southern Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise in the Moruga district on Tuesday, police said in a statement today.
The exercise, which included officers of the Moruga Police Station, was conducted between 3 pm and 7 pm, on Tuesday 17th October, 2017.
During the exercise, officers went to a forested area in Marac Village, Moruga, where they discovered a marijuana camp, with three male occupants.
Upon seeing the officers, the men ran off.
Police have destroyed marijuana trees with an estimated street value of $900,000.
It took place during an eradication exercise in Sangre Grande.
Officers of the Sangre Grande CID, Northern Division Task Force, Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit and the Air Support Unit, conducted the exercise between 8 am and 9:15 am on Friday 6th October, 2017.
Quantities of marijuana and ammunition were discovered during a joint anti-crime exercise involving officers of the Central Division Task Force and the Regiment, in the Enterprise area yesterday, police said in a statement.
The exercise coordinated by ASP (Ag.) Richard Smith, included officers of the Central Special Crime Unit, the Criminal Gang and Intelligence Unit, the Canine Unit and the Regiment Intelligence Unit and was conducted between 10 am and 8 pm on Thursday 5th October, 2017.
Marijuana with an estimated street value of $489,000 has been seized from aboard a pirogue in the Gulf of Paria, by officers of the InterAgency Task Force and the Coast Guard, during an anti-crime exercise in the Sea Lots area.
Officers conducted the exercise between 5:45pm and 7:00pm, on Wednesday 4th October, 2017, during which several buildings were searched in the Sea Lots area.
With the assistance of the Coast Guard, a pirogue which was discovered in the Gulf of Paria, was also searched, resulting in the discovery of 45.9 kilogrammes of marijuana aboard the vessel.
A pistol, one round of ammunition and a quantity of marijuana were found by officers of the Western Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise in the Maraval district this morning, a police statement said.
Officers conducted the exercise between 11 pm and 3 am, on Monday 11th September, 2017, during which they proceeded to Morne Coco Road, Maraval, and conducted a search in some bushes along a river bank, in the vicinity of the Maraval Community Centre.
A 36-year-old Marabella man has been granted $150,000 bail, after pleading not guilty, to a charge of being in possession of 6.7 kilogrammes of marijuana, for the purpose of trafficking.
Nicholas Gopaul, a labourer, of Ghandi Street, Marabella, appeared before Magistrate Natalie Hamilton-Diop, in the San Fernando 2nd Magistrates’ Court this morning, to answer to the charge.
The matter was adjourned to Monday 10th July, 2017.
Two pistols and quantities of ammunition and marijuana, were discovered by officers of the Western Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise in the Western Division.
The exercise was conducted between 11 am on Thursday 8th June, 2017 and 3 am on Friday 9th June, 2017.
Officers, based on information, first went to La Horquette Valley Road, Carenage, around 8 pm on Thursday, where they found one Glock pistol, along with two rounds of 9mm ammunition.
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.
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.