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Police discovered a quantity of fully grown marijuana trees and marijuana seedlings with a street value of TT five million dollars, during a marijuana eradication exercise conducted in the Maracas Bay district on Monday.

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During the exercise, a party of officers trekked approximately seven miles into a forested area in the Maracas area, where they discovered a marijuana plantation with approximately 5000 fully grown marijuana trees and 200 marijuana seedlings. The items were subsequently destroyed. No arrests have been made so far in connection with this find.

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The exercise was spearheaded by Snr Supt Maharaj, Supt MaynardWilson, and Supt Alexander, supervised by ASP Pariman and Insp. Ramsingh with members of the North Eastern Division CID, North Eastern Division Gang Unit, North Eastern Division Task Force (NEDTF) led by Sgt Bharath, Air Support Unit and members of the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit (OCIU).

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