Man, 23, nabbed with ganja, meth

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A 23-year-old male shopkeeper from Friendship, on the East Coast of Demerara (ECD), was arrested for trafficking in narcotics after he was found with a quantity of cannabis and methamphetamine.

According to a police report, the narcotics were found during a raid conducted at the Puruni landing, near the Mazaruni River in Region Seven (Cuyuni- Mazaruni). The incident occurred between Thursday and Friday.

Police said that several leaves, seeds, and stems suspected to be cannabis; along with a number of green pills suspected to be Methamphetamine were discovered in a grey haversack which was concealed between two mattresses on his premises.

Police officers, during the raid, also uncovered $644,100 and an identification card purported to be that of the suspect.

The man was subsequently arrested and escorted to the Bartica Police Station where the cannabis was weighed, amounting to 1.733 kilograms (or 3.8 pounds); while the methamphetamine when weighed amounted to three grams.

The suspect remains in custody as the investigations continue.

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