A joint anti-crime exercise in the Santa Flora district on Tuesday 26th January, 2021 resulted in the discovery of 500 marijuana trees and 200 seedlings.
Around 2pm yesterday, officers of the South-Western Division Task Force (SWDTF), the Special Intelligence Unit (SIU) and the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF) proceeded to Dickie Trace,Sobo Village, Palo Seco, where a search was conducted in a bushy area approximately 400 feet from the roadway.
There, officers discovered a field with a total of 500 marijuana trees, each around fivefeet tall and 200 marijuana seedlings amounting to a street value of $700,000.
The plants were then uprooted and destroyed.
No one was arrested.
Enquiries are continuing.