Marijuana trees being destroyed during the eradication exercise in Moruga, on Thursday 3 December 2020. (Image: TTPS)

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) has confirmed that some $16 million worth of marijuana were destroyed during a police operation in the Moruga district yesterday, Thursday 3rd December 2020.

No arrests were made in an exercise which involved multiple arms of law enforcement and the military.

According to an official statement from the Police Service, during the operation, officers proceeded several miles into the La Lune Forest where they discovered and destroyed four marijuana fields located on approximately four and a half lots of land.

The TTPS reports that the fields contained  850 fully  grown  trees,  one  seedling  bed  along  with  one  drying  rack  with approximately 80 pounds of cured marijuana.

The  operation  was  led  by  officers  of  the  Special  Investigation  Unit supervised  by  Ag  Insp  Mohammed;  the  Air  Support  Unit  supervised  by Sgt Forbes; the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment; the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment  Special  Forces;  the  Southern  Division  Task  Force  (SDTF) supervised  by  PC  Ali;  and  the  Multi-Operational  Police  Section  (MOPS) supervised by PC Balfor.

Investigations are continuing.