Trinis Who Embarass The Country Abroad
Two Trinidadians who are currently investing millions in Trinidad and Tobago were charged in Orange Country, Florida with trafficking some 3,000 pounds (1,360 kg) of marijuana.
According to the Orlando Sentinel newspaper, police found 1,230 pounds (558 kg) of marijuana inside an RV (Recreational vehicle) owned by Mukesh and Shamila RamÂperÂsad-815 pounds (370 kg) in a storage compartment below the vehicle and roughly 415 pounds (188 kg) inside the bed in the bedroom of the RV.
The Rampersads were two of five people arrested by the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation in the incident.
Larry Zwieg, director of the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation, was quoted in an online report by RTT News: "That might be the most I"ve ever seen here in Orlando. We are looking further into the organisation. We are looking further into this couple who were driving the RV."
Zwieg had told RTT News the marijuana was being transÂported by a Jamaican drug-trafficking organisation and was to be distributed throughout the state of Florida.
Rampersad, 51, was accompanied by his wife on the tour bus owned by the couple, valued at US$400,000. They were charged with trafficking in cannabis greater than 2,000 pounds with a firearm and conspiracy to traffic cannabis greater than 2,000 pounds. According to the county records, Rampersad was released the same day on a US$100,300 surety bond while his wife was released on a US$100,150 cash bond. Source 1