Millions in cocaine seized in joint exercise

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Millions in cocaine seized in joint exercise

Over $5 million worth of cocaine was seized by police during an exercise in the Western, Port of Spain and Central divisions.

The joint exercise took place between Friday night and Saturday morning and also led to the recovery of a stolen cellphone and the arrest of five people.

Reports state that during the exercise, police went to a house on Indian Trail Village, Couva, where they found and seized 3.531 kilogrammes of cocaine with an estimated value of $4,921,652.

Three people were arrested — two men, 24 and 57, and a 20-year-old woman who were in the house.

Police also received information Friday on the location of a stolen cellphone at a house in Chrissie Trace, Enterprise, Chaguanas, where they found the phone and arrested a 20-year-old woman who was inside the house.

Later, officers went to a house on Simon Valley Road, St Ann’s, where they arrested a 34-year-old man for robbery. The phone was stolen at Four Roads on July 28.