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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.

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