A Colombian national was arrested in a major drug bust in Barbados on August 2, that marked the culmination of an investigation launched by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) in 2020.
TTPS said in a news release that marijuana with a street value of TT$72,063,420 was seized during the bust, which came after months of surveillance, intelligence gathering and collaboration with regional law enforcement agencies.
Police said that the suspect and another man then boarded a flight to Barbados in late June 2022. Barbados law enforcement was notified, and their assistance was requested.
The TTPS continued gathering intelligence and maintained relations with Barbados law enforcement, and as a result discovered that on July 29, a shipment of drugs landed in Barbados.
This intelligence was further developed and on August 2, and Barbados law enforcement breached the “stash house” in Barbados where they found and seized 481 kilogrammes of marijuana.