Packets of marijuana seized by police in Chaguanas on Saturday.

Central Division police officers have seized 45.35 kilograms of marijuana with an estimated street value of $1.3 million during an anti-crime exercise in the Chaguanas District.

The seizure was made on Saturday.

Police said the exercise was conducted under the supervision of Snr Supt Simon, Supt Pierre, ASP Dilchand, Insp Raghoo and led by Sgt John and a party of officers attached to the Central Division Task Force, Area North. Based on intelligence officers went to Sumaria Trace Extension, Charlieville where they proceeded approximately one and a half miles into a roadway off the eastern side of the main road and conducted an extensive search in the bushes where they discovered three sealed green metal barrels each containing what appeared to be dried plant-like material resembling marijuana in transparent wrapping. The items were seized and further checks confirmed that they were 48 sealed packets of marijuana weighing a total of 45.35 kilogrammes with an estimated street value of $1.3 million. No one was arrested.

PC Ali is continuing enquiries.