Sixty-two-year-old Deonarine Ramphuray is expected to appear virtually before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate today charged with possession of ammunition.

According to police reports, during an anti-crime exercise in Maracas officers observed a man seated under a shed with a bag, upon seeing the officers he dropped the bag. Officers searched the bag and found 37 12-gauge cartridges. Ramphuray was subsequently arrested.

As the exercise continued and based on information received, the officers proceeded to a bushy area in Maracas where a search was conducted. As a result of the search, 40 fully-grown marijuana trees were seized and destroyed.

The trees had an estimated street value of $40,000. PC George is continuing the investigations into this matter. The exercises were spearheaded by Snr. Supt Winston Maharaj, Supt Alexander, Supt Ramjohn, ASPs Beharry and Archibald and supervised by Insp Bharath and Sgt. Mitchell, Cpls Gordon and Dhill.