Constables caught with drugs in car
By Royan Abrams and Leroy Smith
The police in ‘B’ Division have placed two of their colleagues under close arrest after 5Kg of marijuana was found in the motorcar owned by one of the ranks.
The officers have been identified as Bharrat Chatterpaul and Delroy Fraser who are attached to the Traffic Department of the Central Police Station in New Amsterdam.
The News Room understands that the vehicle HC 3179 which is owned by one of the constables was searched by ranks on the Corentyne Coast on Monday afternoon (December 19, 2016) at approximately 17:00hrs after the two officers were seen acting suspiciously.
News Room was told that a senior rank requested the key to the vehicle, however, the ranks denied. He, therefore, broke the window to the driver seat and opened the car trunk where he found a salt bag which contained a shoulder bag. A further search revealed that the shoulder bag had two parcels of leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be marijuana.
The two officers were subsequently placed on close arrest.
The drugs were later weighed in their presence and amounted to 5kg.
News Room was told that statements were taken from the two officers who denied that the drugs belonged to them.
When contacted the acting commander of ‘B’ Division, Errol Watts confirmed that the ranks were indeed arrested as he disclosed that the matter is presently being investigated by the Criminal Investigations Department CID in Georgetown.