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Trinidad & Tobago: $1.4M in cocaine seized during operation ‘Central Take Back’

Police said 16 people were arrested and over $1 million worth of cocaine along with around $22,500 in marijuana were seized during Operation ‘Central Take Back’ held yesterday in Chaguanas. 

According to a statement today, the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) said the joint anti-crime exercise was conducted by officers of the Chaguanas Municipal Police, the Northern Division of the Municipal Police and assisted by the Traffic Warden Division and the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).

The TTPS said between 3-6am, a party of officers from the Chaguanas Municipal police, Port of Spain City Police Task Force, Point Fortin Municipal Task Force, members of the Canine Unit, and the Inter-Agency Task Force went to the Felicity and New Settlement area.

A series of raids and searches were conducted, where WPC Matloo discovered two brick-shaped packages, later revealed to be cocaine amounting to 3.58 kilogrammes with an estimated street value of $1,432,000.

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