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2 Suspected Drug Traffickers Intercepted by Tobago Cops – Gun, Ammo, Narcotics, Cash Seized

Two suspected drug traffickers are being questioned by detectives in Tobago Division. They were arrested this morning with a firearm, ammunition, narcotics, and cash.

Two suspected drug traffickers are currently being interrogated by detectives in the Tobago Division after being nabbed earlier this morning with a firearm, ammunition, narcotics and cash.

The male suspects, a 26-year-old entrepreneur, of Signal Hill, and a 29-year-old tradesman, of Rockley Vale, Scarborough, were intercepted along Northside Road, Rockley Vale, by officers of the Tobago Divisional Task Force (TDTF).

TDTF officers allegedly found and seized one pistol, a magazine with 17 rounds of nine-millimetre ammunition, an additional four rounds of nine-millimetre ammunition with markings of the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment, several plastic packets amounting to 991 grammes of marijuana, and TT$39,117 and US$206.

The suspects are jointly facing possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition and possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking charges. Meanwhile, the 29-year-old suspect is facing additional charges of resisting arrest and escaping lawful custody.

According to police reports, at 12.30 am on April 22nd, 2024, TDTF officers were on mobile patrol when they spotted a white Mitsubishi Lancer with two male occupants driving suspiciously.

While stopping the vehicle, TDTF officers simultaneously received an all-points bulletin from the Tobago Operational Centre about two male suspects in a white motor vehicle conveying guns and ammunition.

During the search of the intercepted vehicle, TDTF allegedly found and seized the firearm, magazine, ammunition, 848 grammes of marijuana, TT$34,117 and US$206.

Police later searched a white Hyundai H-100 belonging to the 29-year-old suspect in which they allegedly found an additional 143 grammes of marijuana together with TT$5,000.

PC Thorpe, of the TDTF, is continuing investigations.


Corporate Communications Unit
April 22nd, 2024

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