The $2 million worth of marijuana destroyed by the TTPS during the marijuana eradication exercise in Las Cuevas, on Thursday 23 July 2020. (Image: TTPS)

Marijuana trees valued at $2 million were seized and destroyed by officers of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), during a marijuana eradication exercise conducted on Thursday 23rd July 2020.

According to official police reports, simultaneous exercises were being conducted.

The TTPS says in one instance, and based on information received, the officers proceeded five miles into the forested area along the Northern Range between Maracas, St Joseph, and Las Cuevas.

There, officers found on two lots of land, a marijuana field with 2,000 fully grown marijuana trees, 500 seedlings and two kilograms of cured marijuana.  They all had a combined street value of $2 million.

The trees, seedlings, and cured marijuana were seized and destroyed.

The marijuana eradication exercise was spearheaded by Sgt. La Pierre, Cpl. Forde, Cpl. Superville, and PC John, and involved officers of the Northern Division Task Force, Special Branch, Special Investigations Unit, Organized Crime Narcotics and Firearm Bureau, and Area West Task Force.

In another case, the TTPS reports that house searches were conducted in the Lluengo Village area, and one person was arrested on gang-related enquiries. Investigations continue.