Bartica man arrested with three ounces of ‘ganja’


Kevin Joseph, a 27-year-old Bartica man, is now in Police custody after he was busted with 99 grams (3.4 ounces) of suspected cannabis.

Police Headquarters reported that Joseph was caught during an intelligence-led operation spearheaded by an Assistant Superintendent of Police at a shop located at Fourth Avenue, Bartica on Monday at about 13:00 hrs.

The marijuana found by the Police (Photo: Guyana Police Force)

During the operation, the ranks went to the said shop, where they observed the 27-year-old man coming out of a bushy area not far from the shop.

“The suspect was apprehended and escorted back to the bushy area, where a black bulky plastic bag was found. Upon examination, several transparent plastic bags containing a quantity of seeds, leaves and stems suspected to be cannabis were found,” the Police press release noted.

According to the release, Joseph, under caution, admitted ownership of the cannabis.

He was escorted to the Bartica Police Station, where the suspected narcotic was weighed and amounted to 99 grams. The suspect is presently in custody as the investigation continues.

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.