On Sunday 28 June, at 2:34am while conducting border security patrols, the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG) intercepted a vessel in the Gulf-of-Paria.
There were three foreign nationals and two Trinidadian nationals on board the vessel.
Searches of the vessel revealed five large packages which contained a green plant like substance.
The vessel, its contents and the persons were handed over to the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), Customs and Excise Division and Immigration Division. Investigations are continuing.
The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard said they will continue to provide border security services in the face of the threat of Covid-19.