Cocaine worth $800,000 seized at Tunapuna business


TWO days after police arrested a 21-year-old woman in connection with the attempted export of cocaine, police have again foiled attempts to export drugs.

On Friday, officers assigned to the Northern Division Task Force, Tunapuna, seized 328.92 grammes of cocaine with a street value of $867,945. According to police reports, the seizure came after officers under the supervision of Snr Supt Ramkhelawan did extensive surveillance of a business in Tunapuna after receiving information about drugs being kept there.

During the exercise, which was led by Insp Pitt, supervised by Sgt La Pierre and which included Cpl Superville and PC Simon, the officers found the drugs inside a box prepared for shipping. The two packets were stuck to the inner lining of the box.

No one was arrested.

On Wednesday, police seized drugs that found in the sole of men’s shoes that were destined to be shipped to Europe. A 21-year-old woman is assisting police with that investigation.

Police reported that officers assigned to the Western Division went to the shipping company at Alcazar Street, St Clair and arrested the woman, who was trying to mail the shoes to the United Kingdom.

The woman, of Egypt Extension, Lion's Gate, Enterprise, Chaguanas, was arrested and taken to the Four Roads Police Station. Enquiries are ongoing.


"Cocaine worth $800,000 seized at Tunapuna business"

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