Man who drove away from police road block caught with 9lbs of ganja


A 34-year-old driver was arrested by police in the wee hours of Friday moments after he drove away from a roadblock at the Berbice River Bridge Public Road.

Police said the incident occurred at around 04:15hrs and some four Kilograms (9 lbs) of ganja were seized.

Police said while the road block exercise was in effect, a dark blue 212 motorcar bearing registration number HB-6999 was about 20 feet heading towards the road block but made a sudden turn and began speeding.

As such, police gave chase and intercepted the driver some 200ft away from the roadblock.

During a search of the trunk, a bulky gray haversack was found in the spare wheel compartment which contained a bulky parcel wrapped with several plastic bags.

The package was opened in the suspect’s presence and contained a quantity of leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be cannabis, the police said.

The suspect was told of the offence, cautioned and arrested, to which he replied: “is me weed and I went going and sell off over the river but I turn back when I see the block.”

The man, his car and the ganja were taken to the Central Police Station.

The suspect remains in custody assisting with the investigation.

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