Trinidad and Tobago police seized narcotics worth $64M in Quinam

Trinidad and Tobago police on Sunday arrested three persons in possession of over $64 million narcotics in the South Western Division during an anti-crime effort conducted in Quinam.

Port of Spain: Trinidad and Tobago police on Sunday arrested three persons in possession of over $64 million narcotics in the South Western Division during an anti-crime effort conducted in Quinam.

Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force and the South-Western Division Criminal Investigations Department officers intercepted a Nissan Prairie car with three persons in it at the Quinam Beach Facility at around 5:30 PM on Sunday evening.

Following the search of the vehicle, 109 kilograms of Marijuana and 34 packets of cocaine weighted around 39 kilograms was seized by the police. According to the police, Marijuana was packed in crocus bags and the total drug value has been estimated at $64,775,823.20 as of the street value.

Commissioner of Police said that three of the suspected offenders were taken into custody immediately. Corporal Carter of the Siparia CID is continuing the investigations into this matter. Police have said that charges will soon be laid on all three shortly. However, investigations are going on.

What is alarming is reports published earlier that these drugs were paid of in US dollars. A resource is hard to come by, so these organisations are very well organized and connected. Police’s special efforts in getting these items seized are crucial to hit hard on the drug crime.

However, the police force will have to note that some of them are part of a larger scheme, and unless they get to the root, they will be fighting handicapped in this war. It is definitely a blow for the drug dealers, but there is a larger scaled problem on hand which police will have to handle sooner or later.

Another important factor in this is the ‘Ace of Spade’ symbol on the packings which were seized by the police. There has been no mention of the cartel which is responsible for the extensive supplies.