Two men have been arrested and a quantity of illegal honey seized by police, during an operation in the Fyzabad area.

Official police reports indicate that officers of the Siparia CID and Crime Scene Unit—with the assistance of members of the Southern Division Task Force and Cpl (Ag) Prince—intercepted a white, Hyundai, two tonne truck at Siparia Old Road, Fyzabad.

Police say upon searching the vehicle, 43 buckets of a golden brown, sweet smelling substance, resembling honey, was found in the tray of the vehicle.

The two men occupying the vehicle, a 54-year-old welder of Chaguanas who was the driver, and a 22 year-old Venezuelan national residing in Williamsville, were detained and taken to the Siparia District Health Facility.

The duo was examined and placed under quarantine.

According to the police statement, once the quarantine period is over, the men will be charged for the offences.

Police report that the estimated value of the contraband seized is TT$172,000