$500k worth of cocaine found inside popcorn machine

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$500k worth of cocaine found inside popcorn machine

Cocaine worth approximately half a million dollars was seized by officers of the Northern Division Task Force, Area South, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Aranguez district on Wednesday afternoon.

The exercise was conducted between 1 pm and 5 pm, on Wednesday 24th, during which officers proceeded to a courier shipping company in the Aranguez district, relative to a suspicious package received.

A search was conducted at the premises and a total of 17 brown coloured packets containing cocaine were found hidden inside a popcorn machine.

The drugs weighed a total of 360 grammes and has an estimated street value of TT$501,811.

In a separate exercise, this time in the South Western Division, Task Force officers conducted an exercise in the Guapo district between 5 pm and 9 pm, Wednesday.

Several searches were conducted which resulted in 1.5 pounds of marijuana being discovered in a bushy area.

Two suspects were also arrested in connection with various offences including Possession of a Weapon.

Investigations are ongoing into the above matters.