25-year-old arrested with 481 grams of cannabis at Itaballi Checkpoint


A 25-year-old man will shortly be added to the significant numbers of persons charged with the possession of Narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.

Sherwin McAlmont was on Monday (May 29, 2017) arrested at the Itaballi Checkpoint following a search conducted on the motor lorry in which he was travelling.

According to information received, at about 13:00 hours, ranks of the Itaballi Police checkpoint conducted a search on Motor Lorry GTT- 6635 which was heading into Puruni Backdam driven by Arnold Boodram.

A search was then conducted on the passenger, Sherwin Mcalmont where, in a black plastic bag he was carrying at the time, a quantity of leaves seeds and stems suspected to be cannabis was found.

He was told of the police suspicions and of the offence committed.

The man admitted ownership of the suspected cannabis and was subsequently arrested and escorted to the Bartica Police Station.

The items were weighted and amounted to 481 grams.

The Suspect was placed in custody pending charges.

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