A stop and search exercise on Weldaad Public Road, West Coast Berbice (WCB) on Thursday resulted in the arrest of two men after they were found with 7,710 grams of marijuana.
The Guyana Police Force’s (GPF) Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) reported that motorcar HC 4257 was stopped, and five occupants, including the 42-year-old driver of Port Mourant, Corentyne, Berbice, were asked to step out of the vehicle and take their personal belongings, to which they complied.
A rank then searched a black haversack that a 25-year-old labourer of West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, had in his possession and found eight bulky parcels containing a number of leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be cannabis.
The rank then searched in a burgundy haversack that another 25-year-old labourer of West Ruimvelt Georgetown had in his possession and found nine bulky parcels, each containing a quantity of leaves, seeds, and stems suspected to be cannabis.
They were both told of the offence, arrested, and cautioned but did not respond. As a result, the men were escorted into the Weldaad Police Station with the suspected cannabis.
The eight bulky parcels were all weighed and amounted to 3,628 grams, and the nine bulky parcels were weighed, which amounted to 4,082 grams - a total of 7,710 grams.
The two suspects were placed into custody, pending charges. Investigations are ongoing.