Four arrested in Berbice after dumping bag with 13 lbs ganja overboard


Four persons including a female are in Police custody and are being processed for court after they were caught dumping a bulky bag of 13 pounds of ganja in the Berbice River Friday night.

The suspects, a 25-year-old labourer of Canefield Village, East Canje; a 28-year-old logger of Edinburg Village, East Bank Berbice (EBB); a 39-year-old barber of West Ruimveldt, Georgetown and the lone female, age 39, unemployed of Edinburg were in a wooden vessel.

Police Headquarters stated that ranks in Region Six were conducting a river patrol at about 22:15h in the vicinity of Sisters Village, EBB when they observed one of the suspects dropping the bag in the river. The bag was retrieved and found to contain the illegal drugs.

Meanwhile, in a separate case, rranks during a mobile patrol arrested on Thursday arrested a 31-year-old mason of Providence, East Bank Demerara after he was found with 23 pounds of ganja in three parcels on the Fort Wellington Public Road, West Coast Berbice. He is being processed for court.

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