An 11-year-old primary school student is expected to appear before an Arima magistrate today charged with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. Police said on Friday, the Standard Four student, who attends a primary school along the east/west corridor, allegedly had a quantity of marijuana in his possession.
Investigators said around 3 pm, the student, who did not attend classes during day, went into the school with the parcels of marijuana and began showing it to his friends. Another student alerted the security guards on duty.
The Coast Guard has intercepted over $777,7000 in marijuana and cocaine coming into the country.
Four men were arrested in two busts on Tuesday.
The following is a statement from the Coast Guard:
"On Tuesday 1st March 2016, The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard, whilst on routine maritime patrols, on two occasions denied illegal drugs from hitting the streets of Trinidad and Tobago.
Five men are now in police custody in relation to 4.5 million in drugs found in the Central area today.
According to reports police also recovered several firearms and ammunition.
The exercise took place in Freeport and Felicity by officers assigned to Central division's major crimes unit, Task Force and Operational Unit.
In the first incident, three men were held in a vehicle in Freeport.
The Coast Guard has made a seizure of close to $5 million in cocaine and marijuana together with two firearms being transported by drug-runners in the Gulf of Paria.
A statement from the Coast Guard says that whilst on routine patrol in the Gulf of Paria, Coast Guard Interceptor 033 stopped an unmarked fishing vessel after a brief chase.
Two large blue plastic containers were seized and upon further searching in Staubles Bay a quantity of marijuana and cocaine as well as two pistols were recovered.
The Police Complaints Authority has found evidence of serious police misconduct with regard to the Police Service’s handling of the alleged discovery of marijuana, at the private residence of the former prime minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar.
In a statement issued today, the PCA says it has completed a comprehensive investigation into the matter and has forwarded its investigative file together with a recommendation to the Director of Public Prosecutions to prosecute specified persons for the offence of misbehavior in public office on account of willful neglect of duty.
Police have seized a high-powered rifle and a quantity of high grade marijuana during an exercise in Maracas Bay and Las Cuevas.
Officers of the North Eastern Division Task Force conducted an exercise on the North Coast Road, Maracas Bay and Las Cuevas areas.
They searched several houses and surrounding areas and found a .38 special revolver, two live rounds of ammunition and a quantity of marijuana.