Police rescue prohibited animals, seize marijuana in Penal

Police rescue prohibited animals, seize marijuana in Penal

Detectives of the Penal Criminal Investigations Department (CID) rescued a number of prohibited animals and seized a quantity of narcotics following an intelligence-led exercise on Wednesday.

Sgt Haynes of the Penal CID led an operation into Grants Trace, Quarry Road, Morne Diablo, where the officers discovered two wooden cages, one containing three adult toucan birds, three baby toucan birds and two capuchin monkeys.

After surveying the area, the officers also found one black plastic bag which contained 38 grammes of marijuana.

The rescued animals were handed over to the Game Wardens Department and the narcotics destroyed.

The operation also included Sgt (Ag) Breddy, Cpl George and a barrage of officers from the Penal CID, South-Western Division Task Force and Canine Unit.

Sgt Haynes is continuing investigations.

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