Woman busted with ‘ganja’ stuffed in frozen chicken granted bail


Forty-year-old Jeanette Gravesande, a businesswoman of Plantation Best, West Coast Demerara, who was found with cannabis stuffed inside frozen chickens, appeared before Magistrate Crystal Lambert at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, charged with the possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.

She pleaded not guilty to the charge and was placed on $200,000 bail, the Guyana Police Force revealed in a press release.

The case was adjourned to June 23, 2021. Police conducting operations at a checkpoint in Region Seven intercepted some 565 grams of ganja stuffed inside frozen chickens on Sunday last.

According to a statement from Police Headquarters, during the routine stop and search exercise, the ranks stopped motor lorry, GZZ 3698, which was driven by a 46-year-old resident of Cornelia Ida, West Coast Demerara and transporting 12 passengers.

A cooler belonging to Gravesande was searched during which the 11 frozen chickens were found stuffed with 11 bulky parcels of cannabis wrapped in plastic and foil wraps.

Police said the woman was told of the offence, arrested and cautioned during which she responded: “Officer I buy this weed from a girl to go and sell”.

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