Cigarettes and alcoholic beverages are among several illicit items seized by officers of the Multi-Agency Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Northern Division yesterday.
The contraband was found at two different supermarkets in Tunapuna, during the exercise, which was conducted between 11:25 am and 3:05 pm on Wednesday 1st September 2021.
Official police reports indicate that a search was conducted at a supermarket located at Eastern Main Road, Tunapuna, where officers seized 4,800 Navy Carnival cigarettes, 46 boxes of Big Bambu wrapping paper, one box of Bandees Hemp cigarettes, 10 defective surge protectors, 19 defective extension cords, 17 counterfeit Vicks inhalers, and six defective LED lights.
The task force team members also searched a mini mart located at Green Street, Tunapuna, where they found and seized 280 Zon menthol cigarettes, 200 Ultima cigarettes, and 314 bottles of assorted alcoholic beverages.
No arrests were made, and investigations are ongoing.
The Multi-Agency Task Force anti-crime exercise was led by ASP Haynes and included officers of the Customs and Excise Division, the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards, the Ministry of Labour’s Occupational Safety and Health Authority and Agency, and the Ministry of Health’s Chemistry, Food and Drugs Division.