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23-year-old man intercepted with 30.8 kg of ganja at roadblock

The parcels of suspected cannabis [Picture: Guyana Police Force]

A 23-year-old unemployed man was on Saturday taken into Police custody after 30 kilogrammes of ganja was found in three 'market bags' belonging to him.

In a statement, the Guyana Police Force (GPF) said that at about 12:15h, ranks, while performing duties at a roadblock in front of the Weldaad Police Station, stopped a taxi bearing registration number HC 2702.

A 47-year-old hire-car driver from Light Town, East Bank Berbice, and a 23-year-old man from New Amsterdam, Berbice, was in the vehicle.

A search was carried out, and Police found three 'market bags,’ which belonged to the unemployed man. Inside the bags were 15 compressed parcels wrapped with clear plastic. The parcels contained a quantity of leaves, seeds, and stems suspected to be marijuana.

“The passenger was told of the offence of possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking. He was arrested and cautioned. He also admitted possession of the suspected cannabis, which was weighed in his presence, and it amounted to be 30,844 grams (30.84 kg),” the GPF said.


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