FOUR men will appear before a Siparia magistrate today charged with trafficking $10 million worth of cocaine.
According to police reports, officers of the Organised Crime Narcotics and Firearms Bureau (OCNFB) arrested the men last week.
The officers, according to reports, went to an area in La Brea where they conducted surveillance on two men which led them to stop a motor vehicle on July 4.
The vehicle was searched and the officers found the men to be in possession of 2.14 kilogrammes of cocaine.
A 36-year-old self employed mason and fabricator from Southern Main Road, Chaguanas together with a 32-year-old "PH" taxi driver from Dass Trace Extension, Enterprise, Chaguanas were arrested and charged.
The officers went to Buenos Aires Village, Erin, where they conducted further surveillance on an auto garage shop. The lawmen searched the garage and found 22.32 kilogrammes of cocaine in the garage and two other men were arrested.
The men a 36-year-old auto straightener of Southern Main Road, Erin together with a 24-year-old clothes vendor of La Lune Village, Moruga were arrested and charged. Both seizures have a street value of just over $10 million.
In an unrelated matter officers of OCNFB were on duty at the Piarco International Airport when they arrested a 23-year-old Jamaican chef. The man was a passenger who had checked in to board a Caribbean Airlines flight BW 418 destined for Barbados. His luggage was checked and 1.6 kilogrammes of cocaine was found. Police said the seized drug has an estimated street value of $462,000.
He will appear before an Arima Magistrate today.