$6.6M in ganja confiscated by cops in Linden
Police in Linden are on the hunt for two men in connection with the discovery of 44 pounds of marijuana on Sunday night on the Wismar Bridge.
A police report noted that ranks acted on information received and went to the eastern side of the bridge at around 21:40hrs where they observed a grey car (PWW 9605) in the line of traffic.
Upon seeing the ranks approaching, the suspects exited and fled into the thick vegetation south of the Wismar Bridge. According to the police release, the ranks gave chase behind them while one policeman managed to stop the said car which was still in drive mode.
Despite efforts to apprehend the suspects, they escaped. The car was searched and six bulky wrapped transparent plastic parcels with leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be cannabis were found in the trunk.
The suspected cannabis was weighed and the estimated street value is pegged at $6.6 million.
Meanwhile, following the discovery, police visited the location in an effort to make checks for one of the suspects and contact was made with the suspect’s brother.
According to the report, police requested to conduct a search on his person but “he violently pushed the policeman away causing him to fall to the ground where he received injuries to his left hand in the region of his elbow.”
Police claimed that other ranks went to the sergeant’s assistance but the said male assaulted them in the process of having him arrested.
They managed to subdue him and he was eventually arrested and escorted to the McKenzie Police Station where he was placed into custody.
“The sergeant and two other ranks sought medical attention at the Linden Hospital Complex where they were treated and sent away. Statements to be submitted for possible charges.”