Two arrested, ganja seized in separate busts
Two persons were arrested on Saturday and a large quantity of marijuana were seized in two operations conducted by the Customs Anti Narcotic Unit (CANU).
In the first instance, CANU officers, acting on information received, conducted an operation in the village of Sheet Anchor, East Canje Berbice.
The officers intercepted Oneil Lampkin, 31, under the Canje bridge with a small quantity of suspected cannabis in his possession.
He was subsequently escorted to his home at Sheet Anchor Street where the officers conducted searches and discovered two large parcels containing suspected cannabis.
The narcotics along with Oneil Lampkin who was arrested were escorted to CANU headquarters.
The narcotics tested positive for cannabis with a total weight of 18.3 grams and 47.5 kg, respectively.
Meanwhile, CANU officers also conducted an operation at Young and Restless Street, De-Kinderen, West Coast Demerara where they intercepted a male carrying a haversack.
A subsequent search of the haversack revealed several transparent Ziplock bags containing suspected cannabis.
Errol Latchoo, 19 years of 54 west Meter-Meer-Zorg, W.C.D was arrested and escorted to CANU headquarters with the narcotics.
It tested positive for cannabis, with a total weight of 118 grams.