Berbice man arrested with $13M worth of ganja


A Golden Fleece, West Coast Berbice man was on Tuesday arrested after 206 pounds of marijuana worth $13 million was found in the car he was driving.

The Customs Anti Narcotic Unit (CANU) in a statement said Tion Thompson, 31, attempted to evade ranks conducting an operation along the Cambridge, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara Public Road.

Thompson was driving a silver motor car with license plate PAB 2143 and reportedly drove away when asked to stop by the CANU officers.

As a result, the officers pursued the vehicle. Thompson, who was speeding, lost control and ended up in a canal.

CANU said Thompson was arrested while another occupant in the vehicle managed to escape in the nearby bushes.
A search of the car revealed seven salt bags containing several parcels of marijuana.

Investigations are ongoing.

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