Four arrested, 54lbs marijuana found during police operations in Berbice


Police in Berbice conducted a cordon and search exercise on Saturday at an abandoned lot at New Amsterdam where 54 pounds of marijuana was found.

Four persons were arrested four for several offences.

A release from the Guyana Police Force said the exercise was conducted between 04:40 hrs and 06:30 hrs, during which several houses were searched.

The houses searched were at Heatburn Village, East Bank Berbice; Glasgow Housing Scheme, EBB; Stanleytown, New Amsterdam; Pitt Street, New Amsterdam, Berbice.

During the search these persons were arrested and the reasons are a as stated: 31-year-old Labourer of Heatburn Village for alleged Robbery Under Arms; 19-year-old unemployed male of Glasgow Housing Scheme for alleged Robbery Under Arms; 50-year-old self-employed man of Pitt Street, New Amsterdam, for Possession of Narcotics; 38-year-old Labourer of Stanleytown for Possession of Narcotics.

Further, while conducting searches in Pitt Street, New Amsterdam, police ranks went to an empty lot where they found a multi-coloured bag in a clump of bushes.

The bag contained 12 bulky parcels containing leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be Cannabis, which, when weighed, amounted to 54 pounds.

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