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Marijuana trees discovered in Biche forest

Marijuana trees worth an estimated TT$13.5 million were destroyed during an eradication exercise conducted by officers of the Eastern

Division in the Biche district yesterday.

According to the TTPS, officers conducted the exercise between 6 am and 12:30 pm, on Wednesday 21 when they ventured two miles into the Biche forest, where they discovered three marijuana

fields.

The fields had approximately 5,500 fully grown marijuana trees and

5,000 trees drying on racks in two camps.

Police said two male suspects were observed attending to the trees and the racks and attempts were made to capture them.

They said one man of Plum Mitan was held by officers, while the other eluded capture.

Investigators say a warrant will be issued for his arrest.

Some of the marijuana trees were taken for evidential purposes,

while the rest were destroyed.

And during the same exercise officers executed warrants for arms and ammunition at three houses in the Biche district.

One man was held for possession of ten 12 gauge cartridges and 230 grammes of marijuana.