Briton held with cocaine
Saturday, June 30 2012
A BRITISH national has been detained by police in connection with the discovery of cocaine inside his suitcase yesterday at the ANR Robinson International Airport in Tobago.
Public Relations Officer of the Police Service ASP Joanne Archie announced the detention during yesterday’s daily police press briefing at the Brian Lara Promenade in Port-of-Spain.
“At about 9 am on Thursday, a 32-year-old man of London, England was about to board a Monarch flight for Gatwick in London when officers of the Tobago sub-unit of the Organised Crime, Narcotics and Firearms Bureau had cause to search his suitcase.
“They found 1.18 kilogrammes of cocaine hidden inside, with a local street value of $40,000.
“The man is now assisting police on enquiries,” ASP Archie stated.
Police briefings are normally held at the Police Administration Building at the corner of Edward and Sackville Streets in Port-of-Spain. However, yesterday’s briefing was held on the promenade as part of the inaugural Police Caravan.
The first of several such caravans gave the public an opportunity to interact with the various arms of the TTPS and to find out more about community policing and other programmes.
Archie also spoke about a road exercise in east Trinidad two nights ago, in which in excess of five dozen tickets were issued to drivers. (SEE PAGE 7A)
Meanwhile, at 11 pm on Thursday, officers of the Valencia Police Post were on mobile patrol along Alexander Street, New City, when they had cause to stop a Nissan B13 motor vehicle.
The car was occupied by two young men, an 18-year-old and a 19-year-old, both New City residents.
On searching the vehicle and the two men, Archie said, “officers found one .38 pistol with six rounds of .38 ammunition. The men were arrested and taken to the Valencia Police Post, where they are assisting police on enquiries.”