$1.6M in Marijuana Trees Destroyed in Moruga

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SOUTHERN Division officers have destroyed 1,600 cannabis trees and several seedlings, with an estimated street value of $1.6 million, during a drug eradication exercise in the Moruga District, yesterday Friday.

The officers, acting information, proceeded to La Lune Forest, Moruga, where two fields occupying approximately three lots of land containing approximately 1,600 fully grown Cannabis trees and several seedlings, were located and destroyed, according to a release from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).


Additonally during an anti-crime exercise, several known offenders and drug blocks were targeted, resulting in the arrest of three persons; a 66- year old male, of Dallas Street, Cocoyea for possession of a cocaine, weighing one gramme, a 61-year-old of Naparima Mayaro Road, Cocoyea for possession of cocaine which weighed one gramme and a 63-year-old male, of Embacadre, San Fernando, for possession of cocaine, also weighing one gramme.

The exercises were coordinated Snr Supt Soodeen, Insp Mohammed, Sgt Othello and supervised by Sgt Phoolchan, the Air Support Unit, Sgt Forbes, the SIU Jungle Operations Team, the SDTF.


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