Two Venezuelan nationals were denied bail and remanded into custody, when they appeared virtually before Magistrate Adrian Darmanie at the Chaguanas Magistrates’ Court, today, charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
OSCAR ENRIQUE CORDOZA GILLEGAS, 24, of Caroni Savannah Road, Charlieville and ANGEL GARCIA, 21, of King Street, Princes Town, were charged on December 14th.
The matter has been postponed to January12th, 2022.
According to the TTPS, on December, 14th at around 7:30am officers of the Port of Spain E-999 unit were on mobile patrol on the Uriah Butler Highway, when they observed two Venezuela nationals in a vehicle, a driver and a front seat passenger. The driver was driving in a dangerous manner.
The officers attempted to stop the vehicle utilizing the police siren and swivel. The driver refused to stop, and instead, increased the speed of the vehicle, which then ran off the roadway and crashed into the drain. The men then fled the vehicle, a chase ensued, and the men were subsequently held a short distance away.
Police say during a search of the vehicle, two packets of cocaine were discovered in a pink bag. The total combined weight of the cocaine seized was 2.5 kilogrammes.
Both men were subsequently arrested and charged.