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Coast Guard recovers $777,700 worth of drugs

Friday, March 4, 2016

The T&T Coast Guard detained four men on Tuesday after they discovered $777,700 worth of narcotics during routine patrols.

According to a press release this haul was discovered on two separate pirogues.

In the first instance two men were intercepted on board a pirogue where Coast Guard officials discovered 22 packs of marijuana weighing 8.28 kg, with an estimated street value of $124,200. They also found a pack of cocaine worth an estimated $472,000.

Two other men were also held in another pirogue after they were suspected of dumping a quantity of narcotics into the sea.

Twenty two packs of marijuana weighing 12.1 kg, with an estimated street value of $181,500 were recovered from the water.

The men and narcotics were handed over to the TTPS Organised Crime Narcotics and Firearms Bureau and the Customs and Excise Division for processing.