Nigerian national held with cocaine in fishing reels

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Nigerian national held with cocaine in fishing reels

A Nigerian national is today in Police custody for possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

A TTPS report indicate that on January 13th, 2021, at around 2.15 pm officers attached to the Marabella Criminal Investigation Department (CID), as a result of information received, proceeded to TTPost, Coffee Street San Fernando, where they detained the 40-year-old man, a Nigerian National, of Rueben Lane Enterprise, Chaguanas.

The suspect reportedly attempted to export a quantity of cocaine to India and Thailand, which were hidden among several fishing reels in several envelopes.

Officers from the said unit under the supervision of Sgt Wilkinson of the San Fernando Operations Unit executed a search warrant around 4.20pm at the man’s Enterprise address, where they recovered 446 grammes of cocaine.

The quantity of cocaine along with the 40-year-old man were then taken to the Marabella CID office.

Enquiries are ongoing.