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Warner accuses Kamla of ganja possession, T&T PM says 'take it to the police'

Published:Monday | June 15, 2015 | 6:22 PM
Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar ... “More lies and distractions which I have placed in the hands of my lawyers, should Warner have any information about any wrong doing".

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):

Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar has dismissed allegations by her former embattled national security minister Austin Jack Warner that a quantity of marijuana had been found at her home in April 2013.

“More lies and distractions which I have placed in the hands of my lawyers, should Warner have any information about any wrong doing he should take it to the police and the FBI,” Prime Minister Persad Bissessar said.

On Sunday, the Trinidad Express newspaper carried a front page story in which Warner is quoted as saying that on Friday April 12, 2013, former deputy Commissioner of Police Mervyn Richardson came to the Parliament and informed him that a packet containing four ounces of marijuana was found outside a window of Persad Bissessar's private residence at Phillipine, south east of here.

Warner, who was national security minister at the time, has since submitted a statement dated June 6, 2015 to Justice of the Peace Anthony Soulette with the allegation.

He said after he was approached by the former senior police officer, he summoned Leader of Government Business, Dr Roodal Moonilal who advised him to contact the Prime Minister who was in New York at the time.

Warner claimed when he contacted the Prime Minister, she was surprised and enquired whether she should return home immediately and resign.