Officers found and seized a homemade Hydro lab during an anti-crime exercise

Officers found and seized a homemade Hydro lab during an anti-crime exercise at a home in St James on Monday 27th March, 2023.

• Around 4:45pm, officers of the Port-of-Spain gang intelligence unit were conducting an anti-crime exercise in the Port of Spain Division, when they received information of a suspect whom the previously issued a warrant for.

• The officers proceeded to Carlton Street in St. James after they heard that the suspect, Kwesi Mc Kay aka “Conan”, was at the residence.

• The officers entered the yard, and called out to McKay but got no response.

• Moments later, the officers heard a shuffling sound on the inside and observed movements.

• They breached the home and spotted McKay, who ran off and managed to escape capture despite being chased by the officers.

• They later discovered a large number of marijuana plants in a man-made hydro lab inside the house as well as several other plants that were on the outside of the house.

• Officers of the Western Division’s Crime Scene Unit processed the scene and confirmed that they were 102 marijuana plants.

• They conveyed the plants along with the equipment to Central Police Station where they were lodged for safekeeping.

• A warrant is expected to be obtained for McKay’s arrested in connection with marijuana cultivation.

• The exercise was spearheaded by ACP. Northwest, Snr. Supt. Alexander, Supt Daly & ASP Walker, and supervised by Ag/Cpls Hall and Bristol supported by PCs Ralph, Arnold, Bartholomew & other members of POSGIU

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