PORT-OF-SPAIN – Cocaine with an estimated street value of $100 million was seized by police officers in Chaguanas last night.
The drug was packaged and ready for shipment, the Express was told. Police raided a house in Endeavour at around 10 p.m and found twelve packages contained in large buckets.
The drug bust came after three days of surveillance by police officers of the Chaguanas Robbery Squad and Criminal Investigation Department.
Police moved on the house after a tip-off that the drug was to be shipped last night. No arrests were made.
The Police Service also issued a news bulletin this morning to report on the seizure of 40 pounds of marijuana.
At around 4:30pm yesterday, a party of officers from the Arouca CID and Task Force under the supervision of Senior Supt David Abraham including Sgt Charles, Sgt Pitt, Cpl Williams and PC Modeste went to an abandoned house at 2nd Hill Kandahar Five Rivers Aroucqa where they found and seized approximately 40lbs of marijuana with a street value of approximately $150,000.
Three men were arrested. (Express)