Trinidad police launch probe following cocaine find
PORT OF SPAIN – Police have launched an investigation after they found cocaine valued at TT$120-million attached to a vessel docked at a jetty.
Early Wednesday, officers from the Point Fortin Police Station, responded to a report of “suspicious item” attached to the Hispania Spirit – a vessel which had been docked at a jetty in the area since Tuesday.
It’s reported that the Captain, upon making final checks to the ship – registered in Spain, observed the attachment, and notified authorities.
The officers found seven bales attached to the rudder of the vessel.
The bales contained cocaine which from initial estimates, weighed about 200 kilogrammes.
Personnel from the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit, Customs and Excise, Coast Guard, and other security agencies were notified – an investigation was then launched. (CMC)