Tuesday, February 20, 2018

$1m in cocaine seized in Curepe

 An estimated $1 million in cocaine was seized yesterday during a police exercise by officers of the Northern Division. 

At about 2 p.m., a party of officers of the Northern Division Task Force, under the supervision of Sgt Pitt, were on mobile patrol along Southern Main Road, Curepe. 

Upon reaching the vicinity of KFC, just before Churchill-Roosevelt Highway, the officers stopped a silver Nissan Almera.

 The driver of the car, police said, began fidgeting upon noticing the officers. 

After confronting the driver, the police observed a large plastic bag on the front passenger seat. Upon questioning the driver and opening the bag, the officers discovered that it contained an estimated eight kilogrammes of cocaine. 

The man was arrested and taken into custody, where he was questioned. 

He is expected to be charged this weekend with possession of cocaine for the purposes of trafficking and will be brought before a Tunapuna magistrate on Monday.

The efforts of Sgt Pitt and his team were praised by senior officials in the division, who commended the men for their keen observation and swift work, which resulted in the removal of dangerous narcotics from the streets.