Two persons, including a Venezuelan woman, are currently assisting the Carenage Police in their investigations into the seizure of 29.3 kilograms of marijuana at sea yesterday.
According to police reports, around 4:50 am yesterday, officers of the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG) were on patrol at sea when they detected an unregistered vessel in the Chacachacare waters.
The TTCG officers reportedly saw a number of individuals on board the vessel and a high speed chase ensued. The TTCG successfully brought the vessel to a halt in the vicinity of Salt Pond and a search of the vessel was conducted.
During the search, five packets of marijuana, with an estimated street value of TT$29,300, were allegedly found in a red crocus bag. A party of officers of the Carenage Police Station responded and together with the TTCG, a hunt was mounted for the other suspects, however, it proved futile.
The vessel was subsequently towed to Staubles Bay, Chaguaramas, and the two occupants were taken into police custody pending further investigations. WPC Thomas-Bentham of the Carenage Police Station is leading enquiries into this case.