Over $1 million worth of marijuana was seized at the Port of Port of Spain, during an intelligence-led, anti-crime exercise yesterday. The joint exercise was conducted by a team of officers from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, the Customs and Excise Division and Port Authority Police.
Around 1:45 pm on Monday 23rd January, the team proceeded to a shed located at the port, where a shipping crate was checked and searched. During the search, the team found 18 black plastic packages, each containing quantities of marijuana.
The marijuana seized amounted to 28.8 kilogrammes when weighed, with a street value of $1,077,120. The evidence was processed by CSI officers, who were able to find and process workable prints.
The exercise was supervised by Senior Superintendent Subhash Ramkhelawan and Superintendent Parriman of the Port of Spain Criminal Investigations Department/ Criminal Records Office (CID/CRO), and conducted by Sgt Bhagwandeen, A/Cpl Neaves, A/Cpl Forgenie, A/Cpl Holloway, PC Greene and PC Daniel. Supervisor Ramdath led the contingent from the Custom and Excise Division, while Superintendent Ali supervised the officers of the Trinidad and Tobago Port Authority Police.
Investigations are being conducted by A/Cpl Holloway of the Port of Spain CID/CRO, and Customs Officer II Augustus, of the Customs and Excise Division.