Yesterday, during an anti-crime exercise in Santa Cruz, members of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service arrested two people separately for the possession of over 30 grams of marijuana and camouflage kits.
The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service has released the following media release on the incidents:
A man and a woman have been arrested for being in possession of marijuana in two separate incidents in Santa Cruz.
Between 10 pm on Wednesday 14th July and 2 am on Thursday 15th July, 2021, an anti-crime exercise was conducted in Santa Cruz.
During the exercise, police found 132 grammes of marijuana at the home of a 35- year-old woman of Spice Hill, Pipiol Road, Upper Santa Cruz.
Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force camouflage kits were also found at the home of the woman.
The woman indicated that the kits belonged to the father of her child, who is a serving member of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force, however, he recently moved out of the home.
The items were seized and the woman was arrested.
In a separate incident, officers also arrested a 32-year-old man of Blackford Street, Cantaro Village, Upper Santa Cruz, for being in possession of a quantity of marijuana.
Additionally, police found and seized 17 fully grown marijuana trees, with an estimated street value of $20,000, in a bushy area off Conrad Street, Cantaro Village Upper Santa Cruz.
The exercise was spearheaded by Snr Supt Winston Maharaj, ASP Pariman, coordinated by Insp Bharath, supervised by Sgt Nelson, Sgt Mitchell and included members of the NED Gang and Intelligence Unit, NED Task Force, Special Intelligence Unit and Canine Unit.
Investigations are continuing.