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Drug shipment intercepted

Law enforcement officials in Trinidad yesterday intercepted a shipment of marijuana bound for Barbados.

The 2.14 kilogrammes of the illegal drug were found hidden in building material that was in a warehouse waiting to be shipped out from Point Lisas Port to Bridgetown.

According to police there, officers from the Organized Crime Narcotics and Firearms Bureau (OCNFB) went to the LCL and FCL Export Warehouse in Point Lisas around 4 p.m.

They met with Customs and Excise officers who reported that freight forwarder Cargo Consolidators Agency requested that they check a suspicious shipment bound for Barbados.

Members of the Customs and Excise Division and officers of the OCNFB conducted a thorough search of the shipment and found a rectangular plastic container in four sheets of gypsum board.

The container contained two brown, taped, rectangular plastic wrapped packages, each containing marijuana.

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