Cocaine in Car Parts

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A PACKAGE with car parts bound for Antigua was found with 36 kilogrammes of cocaine worth $501,812 in the northern division on Wednesday.

Cocaine seized by police. Photo: TTPS

A release from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) stated that over the past months, police identified a drug trafficking network based in the northern division, which shipped narcotics concealed amongst legitimate cargo through local courier services, destined to regional and international associates.

It stated, the TTPS further intelligence and information through coordinated efforts with its regional and international law enforcement partners.

The release stated that on Wednesday,  a the team of officers intercepted a package with car parts destined for Antigua.

When scanned, the officers detected certain anomalies and then searched the package and found 363 grammes of cocaine, with an estimated street value of $501, 812.

Commissioner of Police, Erla Christopher said, “This is not only another win for the TTPS, but it is a win for all of us, as each drug interception is a setback for the criminal elements. As we partner with both local, regional, and international allies, we hope to see further dismantling of these drug trafficking networks, and a reduction in the crime that they generate.”

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