The vessel which was intercepted by the Coast Guard yesterday in the Gulf of Paria.

TWO locals and three foreign nationals are currently in police custody after Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard officers intercepted a vessel in the Gulf of Paria early yesterday morning transporting “five large packets” of marijuana.

The interception took place around 2.34 a.m., while the Coast Guard was conducting border security patrols, a news release stated yesterday.

After the vessel was stopped, the officers carried out a search, found and seized the drugs before contacting and handing over the five occupants to police, the Customs and Excise Division and the Immigration Division.

“The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard continues to provide border security services in the face of the threat of Covid-19 in order to maintain the safety and security of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago through the conduct of maritime security patrols within our area of operations,” the release read.


The safety of hikers remains an issue of concern for hiking groups in Trinidad and Tobago.

This after several dangerous incidents have affected hikers in recent times.

On Thursday a man and woman were attacked by an armed man at Cumaca Road in Valencia. After his escape, both victims visited the Valencia Police Station to file a report. They were then taken to the Sangre Grande Hospital for treatment.

There are good reasons for allowing the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) contingent in.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday defended the Government’s decision to grant exemptions for some 250 persons affiliated with the CPL T20 cricket tournament to enter Trinidad and Tobago, while leaving thousands of nationals who want to return outside.

A hawk’s eye will be on the look-out for any Venezuelan who may want to try to vote with a fake Trinidad and Tobago identification card, says United National Congress (UNC) chairman Peter Kanhai.

Kanhai and a team met with Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) officials yesterday.

ONE MONTH after Starlite Pharmacy chief executive Gerald Aboud posted controversial statements on Facebook over the killing of George Floyd in the United States, an international cosmetics brand has decided to pull its products from the store.