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A Chaguanas businessman was among
five people held by police after they seized
more than $6 million in marijuana and
cocaine in central Trinidad on Wednesday
The group, which included a Colombian
woman, was arrested around 10 pm by
detectives of the Organised Crime, Nar-
cotics and Firearms Bureau (OCNFB) after
they searched a house in Enterprise,
Chaguanas and found the group and the
Police allegedly found 20 kilos of cocaine
and 300 kilos of marijuana which carries
a wholesale value of between $80,000 and
$100,000 a kilo, and $15,000 to $20,000
a kilo, respectively.
The group is detained at the Woodbrook
and Belmont Police Stations up to late yes-
terday and were being questioned by detec-
tives, who believe that the bust would
cause a significant dent in the local drug
The 50 year-old businessman, who can-
not be named until he is charged, has been
in and out of jail for the past decade on
a number of charges, including kidnapping,
most of which were eventually dismissed
by the court.
Contacted yesterday, investigators refused
to say if more arrests were expected as
they said the investigation was at a sensitive
The group is expected to be questioned
over the next couple of days and is expected
to appear in court to answer drug-traf-
ficking charges next week.
at sex hideaway
After shooting of schoolgirl...
It is the sign of things to come. That
was the warning from head of the Port-
of-Spain Division Senior Supt Johnny
Abraham following an anti-crime exer-
cise held in east Port of Spain yesterday.
Warning criminals that they would face
the full brunt of the law Abraham added:
"We are going after the criminals hard
from now until Christmas to ensure that
they don't come back to Port-of-Spain
which is the capital of the shopping area."
During the exercise some 24 people also
were arrested for a range of offences after
police, including members of the Inter-
Agency Task Force, the Guard and Emer-
gency Branch and the Stolen Vehicles
Squad, searched a number of homes in
Nelson and George Streets around 6 am
Abraham said during the exercise a
quantity of cocaine and marijuana also
was discovered along with several rounds
of ammunition and a gun.
Abraham added that several cases of
perfume believed to have been stolen from
Pennywise Cosmetics Ltd also were seized.
Saying that crime was everybody's busi-
ness Abraham urged members of the pub-
lic to play their part in keeping the criminal
elements at bay.
It was only last Friday that DCP Glenn
Hackette said the police would be inten-
sifying their actions to stamp out law-
A similar exercise was held in east
Trinidad. The raids followed an upsurge
in criminal activities and homicides.
Hours after a San Fernando schoolgirl was
shot inside an alleged sex and drug den at San
Fernando Street, San Fernando, mattresses and
sheets were carted out of the antique house
by Cepep workers.
Meanwhile, the 17-year-old girl of San Fernando
remains warded in a stable condition at the San
Fernando General Hospital, recovering from sur-
gery for the gunshot wound to her chest. When
the T&T Guardian visited the house yesterday,
the workers were also cutting the overgrown
bushes surrounding the house. Looking on at
the work, Vishnu Jaimungal, who owns the house
known as the mansion, said he never knew of
the illicit activities taking place there.
Jaimungal said he knew that the street was
noted for having several sex and drug dens and
although he frequently passed there, he never
wondered what was happenings inside.
He said the house was over 40 years old. He
explained: "My father bought this house and
fixed it and we had a tenant here. The tenant
left it about eight to ten years ago and we were
going to try to bring back the house to its original
"If you go inside, you will notice it is a sound
house, the flooring is good and it is just the
ceiling that is made of thin ply that dropped.
From next year we planned to do work on it. "It
is a sad thing that happened but due to the sit-
uation I am grateful for the assistance from the
corporation because on my own I would have
had plenty opposition to get the building cleaned
up because of the nature of the street. "People
were occupying the house. It would have been
a risk on my life to enter the property."
Although San Fernando mayor Kazim Hosein
said the house was currently before the court
for its dilapidated and abandoned state, Jaimungal
said he never got notices from the San Fernando
Businessman among five held
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