Two guns and quantities of cocaine and marijuana, worth over $100,000 in total, have been seized in San Fernando, police said in a statement today.
The statement said that around 3:30 pm on Thursday 20th April, 2017, officers of the San Fernando CID, conducted searches of several boats and abandoned shacks along King’s Wharf, San Fernando.
There, they discovered two Taurus pistols hidden under the wooden floor of a shack.
One of the pistols was fitted with a magazine, containing six rounds of .9mm ammunition.
Whether or not you’re a marijuana enthusiast - and let us immediately remind you that it is a crime in Trinidad and Tobago to possess marijuana for the purpose of trafficking - you’re probably aware that today is an unofficial holiday for those who are.
April 20—4/20—is a day when pot smokers around the world come together to, well, smoke pot.
Others use the day to push for legalization, holding marches and rallies.
But why the code 420? There are a lot of theories as to why that particular number was chosen, but most of them are wrong.
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 former member of the Regiment has been charged with possession of marijuana.
According to police, between the hours of 5 am and 7 am on Monday 10th April, 2017, Insp (Ag.) Williams and a party of officers attached to the Duncan Street Police Post conducted an exercise in the Duncan Street Planning.
At around 6 am, PC Rodriguez executed a search warrant at the home of Dion Dowdy, a former member of the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment, located at Apartment E Building 34 Nelson Street, Port of Spain.
Uruguay will begin selling marijuana in pharmacies from July, the final stage in the country's pioneering regularisation of the drug.
The South American country will be the first in the world to legally sell the drug over the counter for recreational use.
The move was set in motion in 2013 with a law that fully legalised the marijuana trade.
However, it has been a slow process to put the law into practice.
"Cannabis will be dispensed in pharmacies starting in the month of July," presidential aide Juan Andres Roballo told a press conference.
Police have destroyed marijuana with a street value of $14.6 million dollars in an eradication exercise, in the St. Joseph.
A police statement says the exercise took place on March 28th, 2017 and was carried out at Wharf Trace, Maracas, under the supervision of Inspector Teewarie.
It involved officers from the Organised Crime, Narcotics and Firearms Bureau, the Air Support Unit and members of the Northern Division Task Force.
Police have seized over $1 million in marijuana and have arrested three men.
According to reports, around 8:20pm on Thursday, officers attached to the Maloney Police Station, Northern Division Rapid Response Unit, Criminal Gang and Intelligence Unit stopped a silver Nissan Wingroad Wagon and a navy blue Kia Sportage, which were moving in convoy east along Serbian Avenue, Maloney Gardens, D'Abadie.
The officers intercepted the Wingroad which had two occupants.
Nearly half a million dollars worth of marijuana has been seized by the Coast Guard.
The Coast Guard says that on Tuesday around 6:37 am, an interceptor, while on routine patrol, intercepted a 28-foot white pirogue in the Third Boca with two occupants on board.
The pirogue, occupants and contents on board were escorted back to Staubles Bay where further searches were conducted.
During the search two crocus bags with 59 packets of a "plant-like substance" were discovered, weighing approximately 32 kilograms with an estimated street value of TT$440,100.
Leader of the Tobago Forwards, one of three political parties contesting Monday's Tobago House of Assembly (THA) elections, is claiming that vast amounts of marijuana are being offered to voters to vote for the People's National Movement.
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The allegation came after she claimed that money and food cards are also being distributed.
Election campaigns are often riddled with allegations of parties attempting to buy voters, most of which are not backed by any hard evidence.
Former high court judge and Minister of Justice, Herbert Volney, is calling for the decriminalisation of marijuana, saying that the average young person who smokes weed, does the country no harm.
Volney made the call in a Facebook post on Monday morning.
The following is the post written by Volney: