A stop and search exercise conducted by police in Gran Couva on Thursday night resulted in the arrest of a 33 year old. Police found and seized 1,100 grammes of compressed marijuana when they searched the silver Nissan AD Wagon which he was driving.
A short while later, they executed a search warrant at his home at Kumarsingh Street, Gordon Village, Tortuga and also discovered a further 24 packets of compressed marijuana and 100 rounds of 9 mm ammunition. Police said the drugs seized had an estimated street value of $129,000.
The suspect was subsequently charged by Sgt Ali of the Couva CID with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking and possession of ammunition. According to a police report, around 8.30 pm on Thursday, Ali along with Cpls Harriot and Duncan and officers of the Gran Couva Police Station were conducting a road block exercise at Indian Trail, Gran Couva when they had cause to stop and search the vehicle driven by the suspect. A quantity of marijuana was found. They then went to his Gordon Village home where they found more marijuana and ammunition. He was expected to appear in the Couva Magistrates’ Court yesterday.