$1.6 M in ‘Flavoured Weed’ Seized in Pt Lisas…

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Seized. Photo: TTPS

By Sue-Ann Wayow

HYBRID marijuana from Canada worth approximately $1.6 million was seized by officers in Pt Lisas.

It was seized by officers of a Specialist Unit within the Ministry of National Security and the Customs and Excise Division at a warehouse on Monday.

The drugs which originated from Canada have a total weight of 6.48 kilogrammes, the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) stated in a media release.


“The seizure is as a result of intelligence-based profiling, in keeping with the mandate of the unit, with respect to Border Management and Protection,” the release stated.

Officers identified a package being imported into Trinidad from Canada and coordinated an operation with officials of the Customs and Excise Division and resulted in the seizure of a package which contained two speaker boxes. 

Items found in a speaker box. Photo: TTPS

Checks of the boxes resulted in a quantity of marijuana with the markings of different flavours. 

The TTPS stated, “Investigations are ongoing into this matter with the assistance of Canadian authorities while the Special Investigations Unit and Customs will continue to pursue local lines of enquiry, with a view to dismantling the importation of illicit drugs and other contraband over our borders.”


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