Police say it’s part of the ongoing fight to stop drugs, guns and human trafficking coming through the southern coastline of the island. At least ten persons have been killed in Moruga over recent weeks and police have described most of the killings as drug related. Police reports stated on Sunday night at least twenty police officers journeyed five miles into the Moruga forest where they destroyed a camp. No one was arrested.
Some 50 pounds of cured marijuana were found and 12,000 fully grown marijuana trees were destroyed. Police say the drug had a street value of $12.5m.
The operation was co-ordinated by Snr Supt Irwin Hackshaw and Supt Zamsheed Mohammed of the Southern Division and supervised by ASP Ali Mohammed and Insp Don Gajadhar of the Operations Unit. The exercise also included Sgt Ramroop, along with constables Bacchus, Balgobin, Rampersad, Mungal and Khan. The officers received aerial support from the Viper III helicopter of the National Operations Centre. Snr Supt Hackshaw highly commended the officers involved in the exercise for their bravery and dedication to duty