Thursday, January 18, 2018

Four held in $1m cocaine bust

 FOUR people, including a Colombian national, are expected to appear before an Arima magistrate this week after they were arrested at a La Horquetta house yesterday with more than a million dollars worth of cocaine in their possession.

Police said at 1.50 p.m., a team of officers, led by Supt David Abraham along with Insp Mark Maharaj, Sgt Pitt and Cpl Pamphill, went to the house on Tumpuna Road with a warrant to search for illegal narcotics.

In one of the bedrooms, the officers found three packets of pure cocaine. When police later weighed the items it came up to three kilos. 

Police said they arrested four people, including the 38-year-old owner of the house along with two other Trinidad and Tobago nationals and a Colombian man.

Police said the estimated street value of the cocaine is $1.4 million.