Five Arrested in Major Drug Bust at Piarco Airport

The seized drugs (TTPS photo)

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service
(TTPS) Monday said they had seized cocaine with more than TT$34 million
at the Piarco International Airport late last month.

The police in a statement said that five people including two people
employed with a security firm and two others, who are airport workers, had
been arrested and charged with the possession of 38.8 kilogrammes of

According to the police statement, the drugs were concealed in two
suitcases that were loaded on a Caribbean Airlines flight destined for New
York on Sunday April 29.

“The suitcases contained 38 and 39 packages of cocaine 42.88 and 43.92
kilogrammes of the drugs respectively,” the police statement said, adding
that the drugs had a street value of TT$34.7 million..

The statement said the five people, including a women, are due to appear in
the Arima Magistrate Court, east of here on Monday. – CMC