Officers of the Customs and Excise Division have discovered close to nine kilograms of cocaine hidden in several items at the TT National Mail Centre in Piarco.
According to a GML report, the cocaine, which was found last evening, weighed approximately 6.5 kilograms and a batch discovered on Friday is estimated to be close to three kilograms.
The estimated street value of the drugs is approximately $720,000US or $4.8million TT.
This find comes a week after the authorities found cocaine hidden in preserved fruits at the same National Mail Centre in Piarco. Days prior to that incident large arms and ammunition were found at the Piarco International Airport.
The GML report said Monday night’s find follows three days of the officers closely monitoring packages at the centre.
The cocaine was found hidden in benne balls, bottles of channa, car parts, coffee beans, coconut milk sweets and speaker boxes.
It is reported that some of the packages were destined for various parts of the United States, while others were to be sent to parts of Europe.