13 arrested in separate ‘ganja’ bust

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Some 13 persons, including females, are in police custody following the discovery of large amounts of cannabis on Saturday, December 02, 2017.

Police detailed that at about 13:00hrs on Saturday, ranks searched a motor pickup at the 70 Km Police Checkpoint, Cuyuni River and found concealed in a spare wheel, three kilograms of compressed cannabis. The driver and six occupants inclusive of a male Brazilian national and a female Guyanese, have been arrested and assisting with the investigation.

In another case, police at the Itaballi Police Checkpoint arrested a 33-year-old resident of Kwakwani, Berbice River at about 15:00hrs on Saturday after he was found in possession of 1,654 grams of cannabis.

Additionally, police ranks who conducted a routine stop and search operation on the Fort Wellington Public Road about 20:20 hrs Saturday night, searched a hire car and found in excess of two and a half kilograms of cannabis concealed in the compartment section of the trunk.

Five persons, inclusive of a female, have been taken into custody and they are cooperating with investigators.

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