Shotgun, marijuana seized in Cedros

A quantity of marijuana and one shotgun were discovered by officers of the South Western Division Task Force Area West, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Cedros district, yesterday.

The exercise, coordinated by Snr. Supt. Deonarine Basdeo and W/Snr. Supt. Sharon Gomez-Cooper and including officers of the South Western Division Emergency Response Patrol Unit, was conducted between 8 am and 4 pm, on Wednesday 20th February, 2019.

Coast Guard intercepts pirogue with over 51kgs of 'weed'

Over 51 kilogrammes of suspected marijuana have been seized in an operation conducted by the Cast Guard.

The Defence Force says that around 4.30 pm on Saturday, a Coast Guard Interceptor whilst on routine patrol, intercepted a pirogue in the Gulf of Paria with three occupants on board.

The vessel and occupants were escorted to the Coast Guard Base at Cedros Bay, where further searches were conducted.

Two crocus bags were discovered containing 49 packets of a plant-like substance which weighed approximately 51.8 kgs.

Community service for rasta man held with weed

“Un­til it is ac­cept­able to smoke mar­i­jua­na, it is still un­ac­cept­able and il­le­gal.”

So re­marked Se­nior Mag­is­trate Ali­cia Chankar as Makaan Grant, the Rasta­far­i­an, who was ar­rest­ed at the cannabis ral­ly at Skin­ner Park on Sun­day, ap­peared in the San Fer­nan­do Mag­is­trates’ Court.

The Mara­cas/St Joseph res­i­dent was or­dered to per­formed 80 hours of com­mu­ni­ty ser­vice af­ter he plead­ed guilty to pos­ses­sion of .6 of a gramme of the il­lic­it herb.

‘Only Rastas should smoke the holy herb’

“Why don’t you give Ras­tas a break?”

This was the ques­tion wire bend­ing spe­cial­ist Claude “Swa­mi” Jef­fers posed to At­tor­ney Gen­er­al Faris Al-Rawi dur­ing the first na­tion­al con­sul­ta­tion on the de­crim­i­nal­i­sa­tion of mar­i­jua­na.

Jef­fers said for years Rasta­far­i­ans have been tor­ment­ed for us­ing the “holy herb”.

Two jailed for having ganja

Two days be­fore the first pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion on the de­crim­i­nal­i­sa­tion of mar­i­jua­na, a Bobo Shan­ti and an ex-con­vict were both jailed on a mar­i­jua­na pos­ses­sion charge yes­ter­day.

Rasta­far­i­an Wes­ley Woods, 43, and An­cil Al­leyne, 42, both plead­ed guilty in the San Fer­nan­do Mag­is­trates’ Court.

They were ar­rest­ed in sep­a­rate in­ci­dents last Thurs­day.

In Woods’ mat­ter, court pros­e­cu­tor Cley­on Seedan said around 2.45 pm the po­lice went to a mi­ni mart at South­ern Main Road, Plai­sance Park where they met the ac­cused.

Police destroy $1.2 million in weed

Fully grown marijuana trees worth approximately $1.2 million dollars were destroyed by officers of the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit, during a marijuana eradication exercise conducted in the Mayaro district yesterday.

Officers conducted the exercise on Thursday 10th January, 2019, during which they proceeded to Gregorio Trace, Cedar Grove, Mayaro, where they discovered a marijuana field with approximately 1,200 fully grown marijuana trees and approximately 500 seedlings.

The trees and seedlings were subsequently destroyed.

Investigations are ongoing.

Gun and weed found hidden in Chaguanas Mall

One revolver and quantities of ammunition and marijuana were discovered by officers of the Central Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Chaguanas district last night.

The exercise, supervised by Snr. Supt. Samuel Seepersad and ASP Richard Smith, was conducted on Tuesday, during which officers based on intelligence gathered proceeded to Vendors’ Mall, Chaguanas Main Road, Chaguanas.

Police destroy over $2 million in weed

Police have destroyed marijuana trees and cured marijuana with an estimated street value of $2.1 million.

The weed was destroyed in an exercise by officers of the Southern Division Task Force and Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit conducted in the Moruga district yesterday.

Officers went to a forested area at Marac Village, Moruga where they discovered five marijuana fields with 1,900 fully grown marijuana trees and a camp with 50 pounds of cured marijuana.

The drug has a total street value of $2,126,000.

Investigations are ongoing.