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Trinidad police seize drugs and ammunition as crime escalates

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Port of Spain Trinidad April 10: Trinidad police have raided several homes in Point Fortin over the weekend, seizing more than 100 rounds of ammunition, several kilos of marijuana and a small quantity of cocaine. Twelve people, including six members of a family, were arrested, after the drugs were allegedly found hidden in their home.

The exercise, which started on Friday and ended Saturday night, was headed by Assistant Supt Premchan Ramdatt.

According to reports, a squad of detectives, including Cpl Straker, Cpl Maharaj and PCs Gookool, Taitt and Balchan, surrounded a house at Richardson Street at around 9 pm on Friday and executed a raid.

It is alleged that 6.2 grammes of cocaine, 100 rounds of 9mm ammunition and two kilos of compressed marijuana, valued at $6,000, were found in the house.

Six people, ages 19 to 55, who were staying in the house were arrested. They were charged jointly with possession of ammunition, possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.

On Saturday, detectives executed raids at houses located at Warden Road and Chunilal Street, Point Fortin.

Eight kilos of compressed marijuana, valued at $24,000, were allegedly found in an abandoned house at Warden Road.

No one was arrested. Police said six other people were nabbed in separate incidents for possession of narcotics.

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