Two security guards have been have been charged in separate incidents following an anti-crime exercise conducted over the weekend in Tobago.
Malek Marcelle was charged with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking as well as possession of ammunition while Neilus Biggart was charged with possession of marijuana.
Both men appeared virtually in the Scarborough Magistrates’ Court. Marcelle was granted $250,000 bail with conditions. He must surrender his passport and report to the Shirvan Road Police Station on Wednesdays and Fridays. He was also ordered to not change his address. He is expected to reappear on June 14, 2021. Biggart was granted $40,000 bail and is scheduled to reappear on August 13, 2021.
A police statement said Marcelle was arrested after officers executed a search warrant at his home in Canoe Bay, Tobago.
The police claimed that during the search, officers allegedly found a white Styrofoam icebox with six rectangular objects. Each allegedly contained a quantity of marijuana.
The packages weighed a total of 4.566 kilogrammes. Officers also allegedly found a black plastic bag with eight rounds of ammunition and a tin of pepper spray.
The 25-year-old suspect was arrested and taken to the Scarborough Police Station where he was later charged for the offences.
During the exercise, a search warrant was also executed at Biggart’s home at Emerald Drive, Signal Hill Development, Signal Hill.
Marijuana with a weight of 116 grammes was found during the search.
The exercise was headed by Sgt Stewart and supervised by Insp Forbes, acting Cpl Harris and
acting Cpl Baker. It also included officers of the Tobago Divisional Task Force, the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), and Canine Units.