‘Tip off’ leads police to confiscate almost 50lbs of marijuana, suspect runs away
Police ranks on Saturday intercepted a Toyota Axio motor car with almost 50 pounds of marijuana at Providence, East Bank Demerara.
According to a police report, the ranks in Regional Division 4B were performing patrol duties at around 07:30 hrs when they received information that the car [#PAF 7021] was carrying suspected narcotics and was proceeding north on the East Bank Demerara corridor.
As a result of the ‘tip-off’, the ranks conducted a roadblock exercise at Providence and the car was intercepted. The driver, later identified as Brian Houston, stopped the car a short distance away from the ranks, came out of the vehicle and ran away, making good his escape.
The ranks searched the car and found three large bulky transparent plastic bags marked SP, containing a quantity of leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be Cannabis in the trunk of the car.
Further searches were carried out and several documents including the insurance in favour of the driver, one orange and white jersey, two empty Guinness bottles and one XL energy drink were found.
The suspected marijuana and the motorcar were escorted to the Golden Grove Police Station and when weighed amounted to 22.235 Kg.
A Samsung cell phone, fitness revenue license, and Insurance from Nafico in favour of Brian Houston were all lodged. Efforts are presently being made to have the suspect arrested. Investigations are ongoing.