Venezuelan National Held with Marijuana, Cash

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DIEGO MARTIN – Police have arrested a Venezuelan national and seized cash and marijuana during an anti-crime exercise on Wednesday.

Officers of the Western Division and the Western Division Gang Unit, acting on information, proceeded to the Four Roads district where they stopped and searched a red Nissan March vehicle with a male occupant.

Officers found marijuana hidden inside the vehicle and a black gift bag containing TT$67,000 and US$1,320 in cash under the driver’s seat of the vehicle.

The money was seized in accordance with Section 38 of the Proceeds of Crime Act, Chapter 11:27 and handed over to the Financial Investigations Branch for further enquiries.

The driver is a Venezuelan national who resides in Barataria, was arrested in connection with the finds.


And in a separate incident officers, acting on information stopped a white Honda City motor car near to the Maritime Roundabout in Barataria.

A search resulted in officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force finding a white crocus bag with ten black packets containing a total of 7.2 kilogrammes of marijuana, along with 20 rounds of ammunition.

The drug has an estimated street value of $72,000.

The driver, a 36-year-old Laventille man, was arrested.




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