Four Chinese nationals were arrested and over $8 million worth of illegal drugs and a quantity of cash were confiscated in a drug bust in Trincity.
The incident occurred during an intelligence-led drill that was conducted in the Northern Division on Wednesday under the supervision of the Deputy Commissioner of Police from the Deosaran Central Intelligence Bureau.
During the year, a search warrant for firearms and ammunition was executed at a residence at Olympia Avenue, Millennium Park, Trincity.
During a search of the premises, officers reportedly found and seized 201 glass vials, each labeled “Ketamin 10% INJ 23ml For Veterinary Use Only”, along with 76 zip-lock packets each containing a white crystalline substance resembling the dangerous drug Ketamine.
Officers also found and seized TT$33,775 in polymer banknotes, TT$865 in yen, TT$53 in cotton banknotes and a quantity of appliances.
Jaicheng Jiang, 26, was arrested and subsequently charged by PC Gerald of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) with possession of a dangerous drug, namely ketamine for the purpose of trafficking.
The ketamine, which weighed 12.7 kilograms, had a market value of $8,623,300.
A detention order was granted by Arima Magistrate’s Court Magistrate Dubay on Friday regarding the amount of cash seized from the premises, pending further investigation under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
Three other Chinese nationals, two men aged 38 and 29 and a woman aged 27, who were at the scene were also arrested.
Further inquiries revealed that they were in the country illegally.
The Immigration Division conducts investigations.