Rastafarian movement holds ganja rally

The Rasta­far­i­an move­ment in T&T will soon hand over a Po­si­tion Pa­per to the Of­fice of the At­tor­ney Gen­er­al.

The doc­u­ment, ac­cord­ing to ac­tivist and med­ical doc­tor, Dr An­tho­ny Pot­tinger is cur­rent­ly in its work­ing stages.

Port-of-Spain man charged with marijuana possession

A Port of Spain man has been arrested and a quantity of marijuana seized by officers of the Debe Traffic and Highway Patrol Unit, during an anti-crime exercise, conducted in the Gasparillo district. 

Officers conducted the exercise along the northbound lane of the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway, in the vicinity of the Gasparillo overpass, around 9:50am on Sunday, during which they had cause to stop and search a gold coloured Mazda 6 motor vehicle with a lone male occupant.

The search resulted in one kilogramme of marijuana being discovered hidden in the vehicle.

Police destroy $600,000 in marijuana

Some $600,000 worth in marijuana trees discovered in a camp in the Las Lomas district, were destroyed by officers of the Central Division Task Force, during a marijuana eradication exercise.

The exercise, coordinated by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Inraj Balram, took place around 11:30am, on Sunday 9th September, 2018.

During the exercise, officers proceeded to a forested area off Salvory Road, Las Lomas No. 1, where they discovered one marijuana field containing 1,000 fully grown marijuana trees, two hundred seedlings and a camp, which were subsequently destroyed.

Police destroy $2.6 million in marijuana in St Joseph

Marijuana trees and cured marijuana worth an estimated $2.6 million, were destroyed by officers of the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit, during a marijuana eradication exercise conducted in the Champ Fleurs district.

The exercise, which included assistance from the St. Joseph Criminal Investigations Department and the Air Support Unit, was conducted between 9 am and 1 pm, on Monday 3rd September, 2018, in the Mt. Dor, Champ Fleurs area.

Police destroy $2 million worth of marijuana in St Joseph

Police have discovered $2 million worth of marijuana trees at a camp in the St. Joseph district.

The weed was destroyed by officers of the St. Joseph Police Station, during a marijuana eradication exercise conducted over the weekend.

The exercise, coordinated by ACP (Ag.) McDonald Jacob and spearheaded by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Michael Daniel, took place between 4 am and 10 pm, on Friday 31st August, 2018, also included officers attached to the St. Joseph Crime Patrol and Criminal Investigations Department.

Two Arima men charged with drug possession

Two Arima men pleaded not guilty when they appeared before the Rio Claro Magistrates’ court today, charged with possession of TT$11,500 worth in marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.

George La Rode, 60, of Pinto Road, Arima, and Linton Dyer, 21, of Malabar, Arima, were each granted $150,000 bail with surety when they appeared before Magistrate Indira Misir-Gosine on Thursday 30th August, 2018.

The matter has been postponed to Friday 21st September, 2018.

Two held with 25 packets of marijuana

Two men are expected to appear before a Point Fortin Magistrate today, charged with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.

Ishmael Mitchell, 36, a lorry man, of Pashley Street, Laventille, and Ricardo Prospect, 32, a truck driver, of Short Street, Mt. Hope, were charged with the offence, after being arrested by officers of the South Western Division Task Force (SWDTF), during an anti-crime exercise, conducted in the Cedros district, around 5:35pm, on Wednesday 29th August, 2018.

Marijuana Field worth $5million TTD destroyed in Brasso Seco

A Marijuana Field worth five million dollars is destroyed in Brasso Seco.
The field was destroyed by officers of the Blanchisseuse and Maracas Bay Police Stations, during a marijuana eradication exercise in the Brasso Seco Paria district, on Friday 3rd August 2018. 
The exercise, spearheaded by Supt. (Ag.) Nazrudeen Pragg and Sgt. Leftren Taylor, was conducted between 2:30 pm and 6:00 pm, during which officers proceeded to a forested area, 100 feet off the Brasso Seco Main Road. 

Sons of senior cop on ganja charges

Two sons of Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Harold Phillip have pleaded not guilty to marijuana trafficking.

Kenwyn and Kelon Phillip entered the pleas when they appeared before Senior Magistrate Debra Quintyne in the Tunapuna Magistrates Court yesterday.

During the hearing, Quintyne raised issues with the bail bonds that the siblings granted by a Justice of the Peace after their arrests last Friday.

While Quintyne did not reveal details of the bonds or her specific concerns over them, she did inquire whether the two persons, who took their bail, were present.

Two in court for possession of over $90,000 in marijuana

Two men are expected to appear before a Rio Claro Magistrate today, jointly charged with possession of $90,000 worth in marijuana, for the purpose of trafficking.

Devenish Balkissoon, 23, a labourer, and Jameel Khan, 21, both of Pascal Road, Rio Claro, were arrested by officers of the Rio Claro CID and Eastern Division Task Force, Area South, around 11:00pm, on Monday 23rd July, 2018.

They were held in Navet Village, after the black Mazda 323 motor vehicle they were travelling in was stopped and searched.