Trinidad And Tobago Marijuana Investigation: Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar Alleged In 2013 Weed Incident

An investigation was underway Tuesday in Trinidad and Tobago over allegations that marijuana was found two years ago in the home of the island nation’s prime minister, according to a new report. Five grams of “a ‘plant like material’ resembling that of marijuana” was found in the private residence of Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar in 2013, according to a police press statement released on a local news outlet’s Facebook page.

Police issued its statement Tuesday just hours after a press conference held by Jack Warner -- the former FIFA executive embroiled in a bribery and kickback scandal involving the organization governing global soccer -- during which he said Persad-Bissessar was not in the country at the time, the Trinidad Express reported. The investigation into the claims was delayed by two years because an official report was never submitted to police until Monday, according to the statement.

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