Man, 27, nabbed with more than four lbs of cocaine
Delon Oliver Vanderstoop, a 27-year-old construction worker of Strathspey, East Coast Demerara, was nabbed with 1,927 grammes (or about 4.2 pounds) of cocaine on Tuesday.
Police Headquarters reported that ranks were carrying out a ‘stop and search’ exercise at about 12:40 hrs on the Bamia Highway (check-point) when one of the ranks stopped a Route 94 (Georgetown-Lethem) motor bus #BAE 5113.
The bus was transporting eight passengers to Georgetown.
When stopped, the driver and the passengers were told to exit the vehicle to facilitate the search. Vanderstoop, who was at the front passenger’s seat, had a bulky haversack in his possession.
When that bag was searched, Police Officers discovered a pink plastic bag containing two large whitish-rock-like substances suspected to be cocaine, concealed under some clothes.
As such, Vanderstoop was told of offence committed and cautioned. He was then arrested and escorted to the Mackenzie Police Station, where the suspected cocaine was weighed in his presence; it amounted to 1,927.77 grammes.
The suspected cocaine was later photographed, marked, sealed and lodged. And Vanderstoop was placed in custody pending charges.