Marijuana found onboard unregistered vessel

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    Two persons, including a Venezuelan woman, are assisting police with their investigation following the seizure of 29.3 kilograms of marijuana at sea yesterday.

    Around 4:50am, Coast Guard officers were on patrol when they detected an unregistered vessel in Chacachacare waters.

    A high speed chase ensued, however the TTCG was able to stop the vessel in the vicinity of Salt Pond and found five packets of marijuana in a red crocus bag.

    It has an estimated street value of TT$29,300.

    The vessel was subsequently towed to Staubles Bay, Chaguaramas, and two occupants were taken into police custody.

    The search is continuing for additional suspects.