Elliot Alexander, a 33-year-old former Special Reserve Police Officer, was last Friday fined $15,000 by a Sangre Grande Magistrate for Possession of Cannabis for the Purpose of Trafficking.
Alexander, who pleaded guilty to the offence, was given 12 months to pay the fine by Magistrate Cheron Raphael or serve three years hard labour in default.
The accused was held on November 15th with 7.5 kilogrammes of marijuana in Matura with an estimated street value of $1,000,000.
According to police reports, during a drug and crime suppression exercise supervised by Sgt Hazel and Cpl Hanooman, at 9 pm on November 15th, MPS police officers stopped and searched a silver Nissan B-14 during which they discovered 15 rectangular packets of cannabis.
The narcotics were immediately seized and the driver was arrested.
Following further investigations supported by the Eastern Division Gang and Intelligence Unit and the Special Investigations Unit, the charge was laid by PC David of the Matura Police Station.