Update - Cabo Star involved in rescue as barge overturns

The Cabo Star

PORT POLICE arrested two men from Tobago and seized $7.2 million worth of marijuana as the men were about to drive a dump truck aboard a Tobago-bound ferry at the port of Port of Spain.

Police said around 1.15 p.m. on Friday, officers of the Port Authority Task Force received information about a dump truck and its contents.

Two men were aboard the truck and while attempting to drive on board the Cabo Star they were stopped by port police.

Officers searched the truck and hidden below a pile of gravel were two black bales and one multi-coloured bag, all containing 59 packets of marijuana.

The total weight was 30.71 kilogrammes.

The men who were in the vehicle at the time of the search, a 34-year-old and a 28-year-old, were arrested and taken to Central Police Station for questioning.


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Calypso veteran Trinidad Rio (Daniel Brown) says he has collected his Carifesta payment.

“Yes I got paid,” an abrupt Rio told the Express yesterday via phone.

Rio caused a stir last Friday night when he put Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly on the spot about the payment at the opening of the Back 2 Basics calypso tent, at Roslyn Hall, Auzonville Road, Tunapuna.

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