Customs and Excise officers have seized some $8 million in marijuana at the Port of Port-of-Spain and at TTPost's Piarco branch.
In a release on Monday, the Customs and Excise Division said its officers had seized a large quantity of marijuana at a transit shed on the Port of PoS.
The release said around 1 pm, officers were conducting routine examinations on imported cargo when they discovered 28.88 kilogrammes of a plant-like substance resembling high-grade marijuana with an estimated street value of TT$8.664 million.
The cargo consisted of 18 packets wrapped in black plastic and had been concealed in a false compartment in a large wooden crate. The cargo wes imported from Ontario, Canada.
Meanwhile, officers stationed at TTPost Piarco were also examining cargo imported from Canada when they discovered 0.241 kilogrammes of a plant-like substance resumbling marijuana with a street value of $72,000.
The Customs and Excise Division said investigations were ongoing in both matters and said arrests are imminent.