Police in Trinidad & Tobago arrest Nigerian for attempting to traffic cocaine to Thailand, India

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A 40-year-old Nigerian national has been arrested by police in Trinidad and Tobago for allegedly attempting to smuggle cocaine into Thailand and India.

A statement by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service said that on January 13th, 2021 at around 2.15 PM, officers attached to the Marabella Criminal Investigation Department (CID), as a result of information received, proceeded to TTPost, Coffee Street San Fernando, where they detained the Nigerian national.

The suspect, a resident of Rueben Lane Enterprise, Chaguanas, reportedly attempted to export a quantity of cocaine to India and Thailand, which were hidden among several fishing reels in several envelopes.

The statement read: “Nigerian National – Cocaine in Fishing Reels. A Nigerian national is today in police custody for possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

“On January 13th, 2021, at around 2.15 pm, officers attached to the Marabella Criminal Investigation Department (CID), as a result of information received, proceeded to TTPost, Coffee Street San Fernando, where they detained the 40-year-old man, a Nigerian national, of Rueben Lane Enterprise, Chaguanas.

“The suspect reportedly attempted to export a quantity of cocaine to India and Thailand, which were hidden among several fishing reels in several envelopes.

“Officers from the said unit under the supervision of Sgt Wilkinson of the San Fernando Operations Unit executed a search warrant around 4.20 pm at the man’s Enterprise address, where they recovered 446 grammes of cocaine.

“The quantity of cocaine along with the 40-year-old man was then taken to the Marabella CID office and enquiries are ongoing”.

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