'High-grade' marijuana found in Sealots exercise

Six kilogrammes of high-grade marijuana have been discovered by officers of the Port of Spain Division, during an anti-crime exercise, in the Sealots area.

The exercise, which was supervised by Insp. (Ag.) Randall McGuirk and Sgt. Jason Lucas, of the Port of Spain Division Task Force, and included officers of the Canine Unit, took place between 2:00pm and 7:00pm on Thursday 26th July, 2018.

During the exercise, officers conducted a search along Production Avenue, Sealots.

Rio Claro men charged with possession of $35,000 in weed

Two Rio Claro men, charged with possession of $35,000 worth in marijuana for the purpose of trafficking, are expected to appear before a Rio Claro Magistrate today.

Rohit Ramsaroop, 47, of Agostini Village Rio Claro, and Abraham Williams, 32, of Nathai Street, Rio Claro, were arrested and charged by officers of the Rio Claro Police Station, on Wednesday 25th July, 2018.

While on mobile patrol in Agostini Village, officers observed a man walking into a forested area off Muktarsingh Trace, and decided to conduct surveillance of the area.

$205,000 bail for 3 women on ganja charges

Three women were granted a total of $205,000 bail after they appeared yesterday in the San Fernando Magistrates Court charged with marijuana possession.

Friends Raquel Williams, 35, and Kathleen Joseph, 55, a mother of five, are charged jointly with possession of 310 grammes of marijuana.

It is alleged officers executed a search warrant for illegal arms and ammunition at Williams’ home at Bayshore, Marabella on Saturday.

Shotgun, marijuana found in Moruga camp

A shotgun and a quantity of marijuana are discovered by officers of the Moruga Police Station, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the district, yesterday.

The exercise was conducted between 6 pm and 8:10 pm, on Wednesday 20th June, 2018, during which officers proceeded to a camp, approximately five miles into Edward Trace, Moruga.

A search of the camp was conducted approximately 50 feet from the roadway, in the vicinity of a metal water tank, where officers found the shotgun loaded with one 16 gauge cartridge.

UWI Professor: T&T can be leader in medicinal marijuana

It’s not too late for T&T to establish itself as a leader in medicinal marijuana.

This was the view shared yesterday by Prof Jayaraj Jayaraman, a biotechnology and plant microbiologist at the University of the West Indies (UWI), as he appeared before a Joint Select Committee on Social Services and Public Administration chaired by Dr Dhanayshar Mahabir at Parliament Building, Tower D, Port-of-Spain.

The proceedings dealt with the benefits of non-traditional medicines in the treatment of non-communicable diseases.