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Berbice police intercept car with over 12 pounds of marijuana

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By Leroy Smith

 

The Police in Berbice, Region 6 on Monday evening intercepted a car with more than twelve pounds of marijuana on the Corentyne Coast.

 

The News Room learnt that the police acting on information yesterday were told that a car suspected to be ferrying drugs was heading to the Springlands area.

 

The Police at the No.51 Police Station immediately set up a roadblock. It was during that roadblock that they noticed a vehicle which was approaching, making a U-turn to evade the police and a chase began.

 

At that point, the driver and/or occupants of the vehicle reportedly exited the vehicle and joined another vehicle with the illegal drugs in the trunk.

 

The police carried out a search on the said vehicle HC 5277 and found that three parcels were in a bag in the trunk. Additionally, the passport and driver’s license of a known character, a taxi driver from New Amsterdam, was found in the vehicle along with $15,000.

 

It is suspected that the illegal substance was being prepared to be shipped to neighbouring Suriname.

Using the information on the passport the police travelled to the home of the passport owner but he was not there.

 

The vehicle is registered to someone else, the News Room was told. No arrests have been made thus far.

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