‘We hustling and don’t do crime’ – taxi driver, domestic worker arrested for selling drugs


Travis Gilbert, a 33-year-old taxi driver, and 59-year-old Bibi Zamoon Zamal, a domestic worker, were arrested early on Wednesday after they were caught selling cocaine and marijuana.

Ranks from the Vreed-en-Hoop Police Station received a tip off and went to a house at Swan Street Squatting Area in Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara and found Gilbert and Zamal.

They were told of the offences committed and under caution, Bibi replied saying: “I selling da cocaine and weed because I sickly and I can’t work.”

Gilbert chipped in saying: “We hustling and don’t do crime.”

Gilbert was found with $14,080 local currency in his right-side pants pocket. A brown handbag which was on Zamal’s bed had $589,020 inside.

Police reported that a search of the house unearthed two bulky transparent plastic bags, one of which contained a quantity of whitish rocklike substance suspected to be cocaine, while the other bag contained several brown paper parcels containing cannabis.

The suspects were arrested and escorted to the Vreed-en-Hoop Police Station where the suspected cocaine was weighed and it amounted to 73 grammes while the suspected cannabis amounted to two grammes.

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