Truck driver on ganja charge in Tobago


Nicholas Roberts. – TTPS

NICHOLAS Roberts, a 29-year-old truck driver from Bon Accord, Tobago appeared virtually before magistrate Ava Vandenburg-Bailey at the Scarborough Magistrates’ Court on Monday, charged with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.

A police press release said he was granted $100,000 bail to be approved by the Registrar of the Supreme Court, with a cash alternative of $30,000. The matter was adjourned to February 1.

Officers of the Tobago Divisional Task Force held Roberts during an anti-crime exercise at the Scarborough Port on January 3.

At 7.40 pm, they searched a white Mitsubishi ten-tonne truck and found a blue knapsack containing six blocks of compressed marijuana wrapped in cream-coloured plastic and a blue suitcase which contained eight blocks of compressed marijuana. The bags were on the floor of the front passenger seat of the truck.

The marijuana was seized and when weighed amounted to 12.304 kilogrammes.

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