A Tobago truck driver has been granted $100,000 in bail after he appears in court for marijuana trafficking.
Nicholas Roberts, a 29-year-old truck driver of Bon Accord, Tobago, appeared virtually before Magistrate Ava Vandenburg-Bailey at the Scarborough Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
He was charged with the possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.
Roberts was granted $100,000 bail to be approved by the Registrar of the Supreme Court, with a cash alternative of $30,000.
He was detained during an anti-crime exercise conducted at the Scarborough Port Compound, by officers of the Tobago Divisional Task Force on Sunday.
It is alleged that around 7.40 pm on Sunday, officers stopped and searched a white Mitsubishi ten-tonne truck driven by the accused.
Officers allegedly found one blue knapsack containing six block-like objects wrapped in a cream-coloured plastic containing marijuana, and one blue suitcase containing eight block-like objects wrapped in cream-coloured plastic containing marijuana, on the floor of the front passenger’s seat of the said vehicle.
The marijuana was seized and when weighed amounted to 12.304 kilogrammes.
Roberts was arrested and formally charged for the offence of possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. The matter was adjourned to February 1.