Prison officer busted with ‘ganja’; over 3000 grams found in Angoy’s Avenue


A 26-year-old Prison Officer attached to the New Amsterdam Prison was arrested on Monday evening inside the prison with 528 grams of cannabis and 20 packs of cigarettes.

A police statement noted that the Officer of Stanleytown, New Amsterdam, Berbice, has been on the Authority’s radar for some time now. A case file is being prepared for legal advice.

Meanwhile, police acting on information received, went to a location in Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam Berbice about 12:00hrs on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, and found hidden in a clump of bushes, a five-gallon plastic bucket containing eight parcels of compressed cannabis. The illegal substance which has a total weight of 3665 grams, is lodged as an investigation continues. No one has been arrested in connection with this.

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