Only one pound of ganja seized during Stabroek Market raid, man arrested

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Ranks from the Police Special Branch, Impact Patrol and the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) on Friday last carried out a raid at the Stabroek Market area where several persons and stalls were searched.

Police Headquarters reported that during the exercise a quantity of ziplock plastic bags containing leaves, seeds and stems suspected to ganja were found abandoned in two black plastic bags, which when weighed, amounted to 478 grams.

The police also stopped and searched a 20-year-old and 23 ziplock plastic bags containing leaves, seeds and stems suspected to ganja were found in his pocket.

He was told of the offense committed, cautioned, arrested and taken to Brickdam Police Station where the suspected narcotics was weighed and amounted to 31 grams.

In total, only 509 grams of marijuana were seized which is equivalent to 1.1 pounds.

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