Surinamese nabbed with 242 grams of marijuana at border


A Surinamese national is presently in police custody pending charges, following the discovery of a quantity of marijuana he had in his possession while en route to Suriname.

The man was travelling via the speed boat or what is commonly referred to as the “backtrack” service.

The News Room was told that the man was busted with 242 grams of marijuana hidden in a jockey shorts on Monday, March 06, 2017, at the #78 Village Foreshore.

According to a reliable source, at about 08:30 hrs yesterday (Monday, March 06, 2017), a police officer was conducting routine searches on passengers using the speed boat service when the discovery was made.

This news entity was informed that the rank conducted a search on a man who was acting in a suspicious manner and who was later identified as 50-year-old Ustene Brown of Lot 116 Cassava Straat, Nickerie, Suriname when he found a jockey shorts with two compact scotch taped parcels.

The parcels were opened in the presence of the Surinamese national and found to contain a quantity of leaves, seeds and stems, suspected to be marijuana.

Brown was told of the offence committed and escorted to the Springlands Police Station where the items were weighed in his presence and amounted to 242 grams.

The accused is currently in police custody at the Springlands Police Station pending charges as investigations continue.

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