The first methamphetamine laboratory in Trinidad and Tobago was located and dismantled by officers of the Special Branch following an extensive intelligence-led operation spearheaded by Supt. Guevarro and through close partnership with US law enforcement agencies.
A search warrant executed at The Residences, South Park, San Fernando, by Special Branch officers around 6 am on Thursday 10th August, 2023, resulted in the discovery of components assembled in the form of a clandestine laboratory.
Officers also discovered a quantity of cash, precursor chemicals and packets of crystals of various sizes resembling that of methamphetamine.
One national of the People’s Republic of China was arrested in connection with the laboratory and the drugs seized.
Investigations are ongoing into the matter.
CoP Christopher in praising the diligent work of the officers, noted that the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) remains undaunted in its commitment to the safety of the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago and she urges members of the public to continue partnering with officers to combat criminal activities in their communities.
She also sent a clear warning to international, regional and local criminal groups, that the TTPS stands firm and resolute in its mandate to stamp out the scourge of illicit synthetic drugs which do great harm to our society.