2 men arrested in multi-million drug bust released for fear of Covid

2 men arrested in multi-million drug bust released for fear of Covid

Two of the men who were detained following the $94 million drug-bust in Central were released on Monday.

The men are among eight persons who were arrested following the seizure of millions worth of marijuana.

Attorneys representing the two men issued a writ of habeas corpus on Saturday.

On Monday, they appeared before a judge and asked that their clients be released as they are being kept in the same prison cells with persons who are exhibiting flu-like symptoms.

The magistrate ordered their release and told the men to quarantine for 14 days.

Last Wednesday, extensive intelligence and investigative work conducted by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) led to a major disruption of a transnational organized drug syndicate with connections in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Jamaica.

Around 10:30 am, officers intercepted a container at Kolahal Road, Charlieville, Chaguanas.

The container reportedly left the Port of Port of Spain Port on the same day.

On searching the container, officers found 958 boxes containing a compressed plant-like material resembling marijuana, which weighed 947.64 kilogrammes, with a street value of $94,764,000.

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