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Trinidad and Barbados Police make major drug seizure

Trinidad and Barbados Police make major drug seizure
This picture was released by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service of the drugs allegedly seized in Barbados. (GP)

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The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) says a multi-million dollar drug haul was made in Barbados on August 2 and a Colombian national was also arrested after a two-year operation.

In a media release, TTPS says “marijuana with a street value of TT $72 063 420 was seized in Barbados following months of surveillance, intelligence gathering and collaboration with regional law enforcement agencies”.

The cannabis, which has a Barbadian value of $21.2 million, weighed 481kilogrammes.

The release said the TTPS began investigations in June 2020 “into a person of interest who was suspected of controlling a drug ring based in Central Trinidad with regional and international links.

“The suspect and another man then boarded a flight to Barbados in late June 2022, Barbados law enforcement was notified, and their assistance was requested.

“The TTPS continued gathering intelligence and maintained relations with Barbados law enforcement, and as a result discovered that on Friday 29 July 2022, a shipment of drugs landed in Barbados.

“This intelligence was further developed and on August 2nd Barbados law enforcement breached the “stash house” in Barbados where they found and seized 481kilogrammes of marijuana with a street value of TT $72,063,420.”

The Colombian was arrested at the house. Investigations are continuing. (PR/SAT)