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.