Men found with drugs charged with trafficking
Two men from Chaguanas and Belmont respectively appeared before a Port-of-Spain magistrate Tuesday charged for possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.
Kristus Rampersadsingh, 32, a loans officer, of California, Chaguanas, and Kevin Thomas, 38, a labourer, of McShine Lane, Belmont, were arrested and charged by officers of the Port of Spain Task Force, who were on mobile patrol in the Sea Lots, Port of Spain on Sunday.
While on patrol around 7:15 pm, officers had cause to stop and search a silver Nissan Navara motor vehicle being driven by Rampersadsingh. The search resulted in officers discovering 3.2 kilogrammes of marijuana hidden in a front passenger seat.
The drug has an estimated street value of TT$32,000.
The men were subsequently taken to the Besson Street Police Station and charged by PC Richard Lashley, of the Port of Spain Task Force.