A Siparia couple was arrested by officers of the Siparia Criminal Investigations Department, after they were found to be in possession of a quantity of high-grade marijuana, during an anti-crime exercise last night.
According to police reports, a party of officers, supervised by Sgt. Prakash Jaggernath, were on surveillance duty along Villabrera Street, Siparia, on December 24th when they observed a silver BMW motor vehicle with two occupants.
The officers attempted to intercept the vehicle, which came to a sudden stop and began reversing at high speed.
The vehicle subsequently crashed into another vehicle which was driven by an off-duty police officer attached to the San Fernando CID.
The occupants of the vehicle; a 33-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman, both of Siparia, were apprehended.
A search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of 425g of marijuana hidden in the trunk.
The drug has an estimated street value of $17,000.