A 57-year-old man in
Tobago is expected to be charged with the possession of marijuana for the
purpose of trafficking.
The man was arrested during
an anti-crime exercise in Castara on Wednesday.
A release from the TTPS
says officers acting on information proceeded to Manswell Trace, where they
observed a man sitting in his porch with dried marijuana wrapped in a sheet.
It says upon seeing the
officers, the suspect attempted to elude police and began sprinting away from
the officers with a black bag in his hands.
Police say the officers
gave chase and managed to subdue the man a short distance away.
He was subsequently
searched along with the bag, which revealed a quantity of dried cannabis.
The man was then
arrested and the substance seized.
The drug weighed 6.8 kg
and has an estimated street value of $275,000.