Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Massive Drug Bust In Tobago: 11.2 Million in Marijuana Found

Police have made one of the biggest drug busts in Tobago after $11.2 million in compressed marijuana was found at two locations on the island.

According to Acting Senior Superintendent Garfield Moore, police intercepted a black Nissan X-trail carrying two male passengers around midnight on Tuesday.

Officers of the Roxborough Police Station, the Criminal Gangs and Intelligence Unit and the Divisional Task Force, acting on a tip off, went to an area close to the beach at Bel Garden.

There they discovered 10 crocus bags containing 166.2 kilos of marijuana in all hidden in some bushes. 

The officers then received another tip-off and went to the Englishman’s Bay, where they intercepted a Nissan X trial vehicle with two occupants. 

However, upon stopping, the two male occupants of the black Nissan X-Trail exited and escaped into some bushes, but during a search of the vehicle, officers discovered 11 bags containing 200 kilogrammes of compressed marijuana.

The Nissan X-Trail has since been impounded by police.

The two suspects remain at large.
Police said the drugs have a street value of $11.2 million.
The exercise was carried out between 8pm last night and 4 this morning.


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