A Venezuelan is among two persons arrested and charged by the Tobago Divisional Task Force (TBDF) for the possession of cocaine for trafficking. Onorio Doirdani Cedeno Salaverria, and Chad Logan, a Trinidadian, appeared virtually before the Scarborough Magistrates’ Court on March 26th to answer the charge.

Salaverria pleaded guilty to the charge and was remanded into custody until sentencing on April 1st. Logan, however, pleaded not guilty and was placed on bail in the sum of $100,000 to be approved by a Clerk of the Peace. The matter has been adjourned to April 22nd, 2021.

According to police reports, the men were picked up on March 24th, 2021, during a search exercise at a guest house in Delaford. PC Cuffie, along with officers from the TDTF and the Canine Unit, proceeded to the location after receiving information relative to the drugs. Police allegedly found a backpack containing six plastic bags with what appeared to be cocaine along with TT $18,300 in the room occupied by the men.

Also allegedly found at the scene was a Trinidad and Tobago Identification Card belonging to a third person who is currently being sought by the officers. The exercise was coordinated by Snr Supt Ramesar, spearheaded by Sgt. Stewart and supervised by Cpl. (Ag.) Moses