(Trinidad Guardian) Police are currently hunting for an Arima businessman who is the registered exporter of a container found with some $9 million worth in cocaine hidden inside.
In a release yesterday the T&T Police Service confirmed that 24 pounds of cocaine bound for St Maarten were seized at the Port of Point Lisas last Tuesday.
According to reports, around 9 pm last Tuesday, Customs officers were scanning a container at the Export Division of the port when they picked up something suspicious. The container, which was transported from Maturita, Arima, was taken to the examination station where Customs officers noticed what appeared to be cocaine hidden inside the container, which was loaded with foodstuff.
Police and other officials were called in and confirmed it was cocaine.
Investigating officers said the container was addressed to an Indian businessman in St Marteen. However, the container was sent to its final destination by the Arima businessman. It is suspected that the businessman is the same person who was set to receive a container filled with marijuana from Jamaica last year. He later denied it was him and claimed no knowledge of the illicit drugs. Investigations are continuing.