Quantities of illicit items, including cigarettes and alcoholic beverages were seized by officers of the Multi-Agency Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Northern Division on Wednesday.
The exercise, conducted between 11:25 am and 3:05 pm, was led by ASP Haynes and included officers of the Customs and Excise Division, the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards, the Ministry of Labour’s Occupational Safety and Health Authority and Agency and the Ministry of Health’s Chemistry, Food and Drugs Division.
During the exercise, the officers proceeded to a supermarket located at Eastern Main Road, Tunapuna, where they conducted a search.
The search resulted in 4,800 Navy Carnival cigarettes, 46 boxes of Big Bambu wrapping paper, one box of Bandees Hemp cigarettes, 10 defective surge protectors, 19 defective extension cords, 17 counterfeit Vicks inhalers and six defective LED lights.
The party of officers then proceeded to a mini-mart located at Green Street, Tunapuna, where they found 280 Zon King Size cigarettes, 200 Ultima cigarettes and 314 bottles of assorted alcoholic beverages.
Investigations are ongoing.