100lbs of ganja seized but driver escapes after leading police on high speed chase


Police from the Timehri Station Wednesday morning intercepted a vehicle with 100 lbs of suspected ganja being led on a high speed chase.

One man is in custody but the driver escaped.

In a statement, Police Headquarters said that that at about 2.45 hrs Wednesday, ranks from the Timehri Station were conducting a ‘roadblock exercise’ on the public road in the vicinity of Pearl, East Bank Demerara, when they saw a motor car, PAC 7539 approaching, heading north along Pearl public road.

Ranks observed that the vehicle slowed down, pulled over to the western side of the road and then made a sudden U-turn and sped away.

The ranks entered a Force motor vehicle and gave chase. While in the vicinity of the Coverden Public Road, East Bank Demerara, the vehicle pulled over to the eastern side of the Coverden

Public Road, and the driver exited the motorcar and fled into nearby bushes.

Another man, a 30-year-old from Parika, who remained seated in the car, gave his name and particulars to the Police. The vehicle was searched by the ranks, in the presence of the 30-year-old man, and Police found five large, bulky, transparent bags along with two  black bulky plastic bags — which contained a quantity of leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be cannabis.

One of the ranks told him of the offences committed, and he was cautioned, to which he replied: “Officer, duh is Fatman weed, I just deh with he because I getting some issues with my child mother.”

He was arrested and escorted to the Timehri Police Station, during which the suspected drugs were weighed in his presence and amounted to approximately 100 pounds.

The suspected marijuana was photographed, marked, sealed and lodged, and the vehicle was impounded. Investigations continue.


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