Vigilance man arrested with 4 ounces of ganja


A 32-year-old man was nabbed with 125.2 grams (4.4 ounces) of marijuana by ranks attached to the Vigilance Police Station during a ‘Cordon and Search’ Saturday afternoon at a Vigilance South, East Coast Demerara shop.

Police Headquarters said the ranks observed several males under a shed in the shop playing cards.

When the ranks exited their vehicle, they observed that a male got up from a chair with a bulky orange plastic bag and began running. In the process, he threw the plastic bag into a shed next to the shop. The ranks pursued him and he was arrested and identified as a 32-year-old resident of Vigilance.

The plastic bag was retrieved and opened in his presence. Inside the bag were 49 small transparent zip-loc bags and one black plastic bag, all containing a quantity of leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be cannabis.

He was told of the allegation, cautioned, arrested and escorted to the Vigilance Police Station, where the suspected narcotic was weighed and amounted to 125.2 grams.

The suspect is presently in custody pending charges.

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