Police unearth 10 pounds of ganja, two unlicensed motorcycles during raid in Reg. 3


A party of police ranks conducted an intelligence-led operation that spanned several areas in Regional Police Division No. 3 on Sunday, hauling in 10.5 lbs (4, 651 grams) of marijuana and two unlicensed motorcycles.

The operation was done at the Tuschen Market Square, Vergenoegen, De Kinderen and Parika.

At the Tuschen Market, a 21-year-old man was arrested with one gram of ganja. At Vergeneogen, a 25-year-old man was also arrested after he was found with one gram of the illicit drug; police said the man was at a “fowl ring”.

Another man, 25, was arrested at De Kinderen; he two was found with one gram of marijuana.

It was at an abandoned lot at De Kinderen that the 10.5 pounds of marijuana were discovered.

Police said the marijuana was found tied to a tree in two black plastic bags.

Meanwhile, two men – aged 19 and 52 – were also arrested for driving unlicensed motorcycles.

The 19-year-old of Vergenoegen was intercepted while riding his motorcycle in front of the Two Brothers Gas Station area without a license plate. He was searched and nothing illegal was found on his person. However, when questioned further about the motorcycle he was riding, he indicated that he was unlicensed and the motorcycle had no documents.

At Parika, a 52-year-old was arrested. Police said he could not provide documentation for the motorcycle he was driving.

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