Tobago police destroy $5.5M worth of marijuana

By Casan­dra Th­omp­son-Forbes

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(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) — Mar­i­jua­na with an es­ti­mat­ed street val­ue of $5.5 mil­lion was de­stroyed dur­ing an ex­er­cise Mt George, To­ba­go, yes­ter­day morn­ing.

Of­fi­cers from the To­ba­go Di­vi­sion­al Task Force un­der the su­per­vi­sion of Sgt. Stew­art, along with per­son­nel from the Crown Point Po­lice Sta­tion and the K9 Unit, went a forest­ed area near Cas­tara Vil­lage Road, where the dis­cov­ery was made.

The of­fi­cers had just ex­e­cut­ed search war­rants in the same vil­lage at around 5.30 am where three men were ar­rest­ed for mar­i­jua­na-re­lat­ed of­fences when they came up­on a re­cent­ly cleared re­serve road and tracks lead­ing to two mar­i­jua­na camps and three mar­i­jua­na fields.

They found more than 2500 seedlings, 5000 ful­ly grown trees, over 50 kgs of cured mar­i­jua­na and 5 kgs of seeds val­ued at $5.5 mil­lion which they de­stroyed by fire

In an un­re­lat­ed ex­er­cise, three men from Mt. George will ap­pear in the Scar­bor­ough Mag­is­trates Court to­day charged with the pos­ses­sion of mar­i­jua­na and mar­i­jua­na seeds.

Be­tween 4 am and 5:10 am, po­lice of­fi­cers ex­e­cut­ed search war­rants at the homes of the sus­pects where the dis­cov­er­ies were made. In­ves­ti­ga­tions are con­tin­u­ing.

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