illegal find: Central Division Task Force police officers display some of the marijuana plants which they seized during a drug-eradication exercise yesterday in central Trinidad.

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Cops destroy $250,000 in ganja

Couva raid

By Susan Mohammed

A QUARTER of a million dollars worth of marijuana was destroyed during a police exercise in Couva yesterday.

Police went to a forested area in Milton Road and discovered marijuana trees, seedlings and cured marijuana.

A joint police team of the Central Police Division and the Couva Police Task Force trekked for six kilometres before finding the marijuana plantation.

Police said some 2,000 fully grown marijuana trees and 5,000 seedlings were destroyed, and ten pounds of cured high-grade marijuana seized.

The exercise began at midday and ended at about 6 p.m.

During the exercise, police officers were assisted by air support from the Viper 2 helicopter.

The helicopter crew spotted several smaller cultivations in the same area which were later also destroyed.

The exercise was co-ordinated by Senior Superintendent Deodath Dulalchan and involved Superintendent Johnny Abraham, Sergeant Quamina and Corporal Persad.

No one was arrested.

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