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A Venezuelan national was arrested and quantities of cash and marijuana seized by officers of the Western Division, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Four Roads district on Wednesday.

During the exercise, officers of the Western Division Gang Unit, acting on information, proceeded to the Four Roads district where they stopped and searched a red Nissan March car occupied by one man.

Officers found a quantity of marijuana hidden inside the vehicle.

Police also found a black gift bag containing TT$67,000 and US$1,320 in cash under the driver’s seat of the vehicle, police said in a statement.

The money was seized in accordance with Section 38 of the Proceeds of Crime Act, Chapter 11:27 and handed over to the Financial Investigations Branch for further enquiries.

The driver, a Venezuelan national who resides in Barataria, was arrested in connection with the finds, police stated.


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