A Vincentian was arrested in Trinidad on Wednesday after a search of a vehicle in which he was travelling revealed 4.5 kilogrammes (9.9lbs) of cocaine, with a street value of TT$2,111,200 (approx. EC$1,055,600).
A report in the Trinidad Express Newspaper quoted police in Trinidad as saying that about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday police officers were on patrol at the CARICOM Wharf of the port of Port-of-Spain when they observed a white Toyota Corolla motor vehicle driven by the Vincentian man.
The man is said to have begun acting suspiciously when he saw the officers.
The officers search the vehicle and found a car fender, a car door, and a black box, all listed as cargo for a vessel, which was bound for St Vincent.
The officers found four packets of a white, powdery substance resembling cocaine, hidden alongside other items.