Marijuana trees and cured marijuana worth an estimated TT seven hundred and sixty-three thousand were destroyed during an eradication exercise conducted in the North Eastern Division, early this morning.
The exercise, was conducted between 7 am and 12 noon, today included officers of the North Eastern Division Task Force, the North Eastern Division Gang Unit and Traffic Section, the Special Investigations Unit Jungle Operations Team and a party of officers from the TTPS Air Support Unit, utilising drone technology.
A crew from the Trinidad and Tobago Air Guard, using helicopter NOC2, also provided operational support.
During the exercise, officers proceeded several miles into the Santa Cruz forest, where they discovered a total of eleven marijuana fields containing 520 fully grown marijuana trees, 40 pounds of cured marijuana, one camp, 200 seedlings and one drying rack.
The trees and the camp were subsequently destroyed.