A 29-year-old woman is one of two persons being questioned by police after officers found and seized more than $300,000 in drugs in a shipping barrel on Wednesday.
The woman is from Picton Road, Laventille.
She was held alongside a 39-year-old man from Joseph Street, Enterprise.
The two were detained around 10.05 a.m. on Wednesday during a police exercise conducted by officers of the Northern Division’s Gang Unit.
The officers, under the leadership of Cpl Stevenson, received information which led them to the International Shipping Ltd bond compound at Sadhoo Road Extension, El Socorro, where they met with officers of the Customs and Excise Division.
Marijuana and ‘magic’ mushrooms
A search was conducted of a shipping barrel, which contained several food and clothing items.
Hidden among the items, police found and seized 11 transparent plastic bags, each containing marijuana.
The officers also found and seized a transparent zip-lock bag which contained hallucinogenic, or “magic”, mushrooms.
The items were weighed and they amounted to 1.4 kilogrammes.
The marijuana had a street value of $314,622, while the mushrooms had a street value of $18,900.
Two persons who were there to clear the barrel were detained.