Monday, January 27, 2014
The Trinidad and Tobago government has denied media reports that the United States had sent a diplomatic note seeking the extradition of three nationals as investigations continue into the multi-million drug bust in the United States last month. It is said such an issue would involve the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and maybe the Central Authority that will then fall under the purview of the Attorney General, but as of this time the Ministry of National Security still has no knowledge of any such request and neither does the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Last Thursday, Federal officials announced that they had found 732 pounds of cocaine in December 20 concealed in cans of fruit juice at the Port of Norfolk in Virginia estimated to a wholesale value of about US$12 million and a street value of up to US$100 million.
The local company, SM Jaleel & Co Ltd, in whose products the cocaine had been shipped, has launched a series of media advertisements to clear its name as investigators from the United States continue their investigations here.