Truck driver arrested with narcotics in toolbox


Reaaz Bacchus, a 41-year-old truck driver was nabbed with 9.25 kilograms of cannabis which was found hidden in a toolbox last Friday.

Police Headquarters reported that ranks intercepted a truck, GAG 2438, driven by Bacchus in the vicinity of Bagostown public road, East Bank Demerara.

A search was conducted and two bulky shopping bags, which was in a toolbox under the truck was found.

The cannabis was found in a tool box of a truck, GAG 2438 (Photo: GPF/July 07, 2024)

The bags contained 18 parcels of leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be cannabis, Police said.

Bacchus, a resident of New Amsterdam, Berbice was the lone occupant of the truck.

Police said he was told of the offence committed, cautioned and claimed a “Rastaman” gave him the bags to drop off over the “west side”.

Bacchus was arrested and escorted to the Providence Police Station.

He was placed in custody as the investigation continues.

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