Off-duty cop claiming to be taxi driver, passenger busted with ganja


A 26-year-old off-duty policeman and a 28-year-old male are now in police custody after they were found with 231 grams of ganja on Wednesday night.

Police Headquarters in a statement said ranks received information and dispatched a mobile patrol in the vicinity of Stanleytown Public Road, West Bank Demerara.

There, they intercepted motorcar PZZ 3217 after a bulky parcel was thrown out of the window by the occupant.

The car – with both occupant and driver – was escorted to the abandonment area, where they recovered the black bulky parcel.

On inspection it contained “a quantity of leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be cannabis sativa,” police said.

Both men were arrested and told of the offence, cautioned and gave their names. The 28-year-old male claimed ownership of the parcel but refused to give a statement.

The police statement noted that the driver claimed he is an off-duty policeman who works private hire taxi.

They were escorted to the La Grange Police Station.
The main suspect was placed into custody while the policeman was placed under close arrest.

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