The cannabis found in the vehicle during the road check exercise in Toco on Sunday 20 September 2020. (Image: TTPS)

A 43-year-old man from Laventille was arrested yesterday in Toco, after a quantity of cannabis was found in his vehicle.

The arrest took place during a road check exercise conducted between the hours of 4:30 pm and 7:20 pm on Sunday 20 September 2020, in the Toco Police District.

According to official police reports, officers stopped and searched a black Nissan Almera on the Toco Main Road in the vicinity of Chris Cove. A green plastic bag containing a plant-like material resembling cannabis allegedly was found on the floor of the passenger side of the vehicle.

The driver, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, was arrested and taken to the Toco Police Station. The material found was weighed in his presence and amounted to 500 grammes.

The exercise was supervised by Ag Cpl Bhagan and conducted by officers of the Toco Police Station.

Enquiries continue.