Two men are expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate today, charged with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.
Kristus Rampersadsingh, 32, a loans officer, of California, Chaguanas, and Kevin Thomas, 38, a labourer, of McShine Lane, Belmont, were arrested and charged by officers of the Port of Spain Task Force, who were on mobile patrol in the Sea Lots, Port of Spain district, Sunday 27th May, 2018.
While on patrol around 7:15pm, officers had cause to stop and search a silver Nissan Navara motor vehicle being driven by Rampersadsingh.
Eight marijuana fields, four camps and over 3,000 fully grown marijuana trees were destroyed during a marijuana eradication exercise, conducted by officers of the Eastern Division, in the Sangre Grande district.
Supervised by Cpl. Neil Narine, of the Eastern Division Task Force (EDTF), the exercise included officers of the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit, Air Support Unit and the EDTF.
Marijuana has long been used to treat cancer cells and when Ms Patsy (not her real name) was diagnosed with inoperable cervical cancer she decided to take some advice and treat the cancer with marijuana.
After buying a few ounces of the herb, Patsy soaked the marijuana buds in alcohol and boiled it for 20 minutes in a rice cooker. Daily doses, she believes caused her cancer to go into remission.
Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh yesterday made it clear he was in no position to endorse the use of medicinal marijuana to treat patients suffering from diseases and illnesses.
Deyalsingh made the comment in response to suggestions on Tuesday by Independent Senator Dhanayshar Mahabir that Government should allow patients to use of medicinal marijuana as a means of earning revenue in the drive to help to diversify the economy.
A quantity of marijuana was discovered by officers of the Moruga Police Station, during an anti-crime exercise, in the Moruga district yesterday.
The exercise, supervised by Cpl (Ag.) Chris Thomas, of the Moruga Police Station, took place between 8:30 am and 11:30 am, on Monday 14th May, 2018.
During the exercise, officers conducted a search of a drug block at La Lune Main Road.
There, they discovered 1.7 kilogrammes of marijuana, wrapped in a multi-coloured cloth hidden in a bushy area.
The drug has an estimated street value of $17,000.
Two thousand marijuana seedlings were discovered by officers of the North Eastern Division, during a marijuana eradication exercise, in the Santa Cruz district yesterday.
The exercise, supervised by W/Sgt Natalie John, of the San Juan Police Station, took place between 2 pm and 4:30 pm, on Wednesday 25th April, 2018.
Acting on information, officers proceeded to a forested area off Cakes Land, La Canoa Road, Lower Santa Cruz, where the seedlings along with a glass jar of marijuana seeds were discovered and subsequently destroyed.
Eight marijuana fields in the Biche district have been destroyed by Eastern Division officers during a marijuana eradication exercise yesterday.
Supervised by Insp. Ken Lutchman, of the Sangre Grande Criminal Investigations Department, the exercise included PCs Joachim Flores, Kern Diaz, Liston Billy, Randy Rambharat, Samuel Aberdeen and WPCs Marlene Reefer and Sharon King, of the Eastern Division Task Force Area South, along with personnel from the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit and Air Support Unit.