Trinidad: $1.6m in marijuana destroyed, three arrested

Southern Division officers have destroyed 1600 cannabis trees and several seedlings, with an estimated street value of 1.6 million dollars, during a drug eradication exercise in the Moruga District, on Friday.

The officers, based on intelligence information, proceeded to La Lune Forest, Moruga, where two fields occupying approximately three lots of land containing approximately 1600 fully grown Cannabis trees and several seedlings, were located and destroyed.

Additionally, during an anti-crime exercise, several known offenders and drug blocks were targeted, resulting in the arrest of three persons; a 66-year-old male, of Dallas Street, Cocoyea for possession of cocaine, weighing one gram, a 61-year-old of Naparima Mayaro Road, Cocoyea for possession of cocaine which weighed one gram and a 63-year-old male, of Embacadre, San Fernando, for possession of cocaine, also weighing one gram.


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