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Trinidad and Tobago Attorney General presses police on cocaine surgery

Attorney General Anand Ramlogan

Trinidad and Tobago’s Attorney General, Anand Ramlogan has insisted  that police must carry out a thorough investigation into a surgery that removed cocaine from a man….

Mr Ramlogan’s comments came against the background of police saying that  it was unlikely that the doctor or patient will be arrested because there was insufficient evidence.

The surgery was done last December at the St Augustine Private Hospital and the narcotic has been returned to the man.

No report was made to the police on the basis of doctor-patient confidentiality. That secret surgery that was later leaked to the media has been criticized by the  United Kingdom Medical Protection Society (MPS).

That organization believed that the doctor should have called in the police because cocaine possession is illegal and so overrides patient confidentiality.