A 36-year-old miner is in police custody after being found with a quantity of marijuana at Bagotville Junction, West Bank Demerara (WBD).
In a statement, the Guyana Police Force (GPF) said that ranks conducted an intelligence-led operation at about 15:00h at a stand in front of an abandoned Chinese Supermarket at Bagotville Junction, WBD.
“A search was conducted on a 36-year-old miner, and he was found with three (3) transparent zip lock bags in his left-side pocket, which contained a quantity of leaves, seeds, and stems suspected to be cannabis,” the statement said.
The miner was cautioned, arrested, and escorted to the La Grange Police Station along with the narcotics, which amounted to 10.7 grams.
Meanwhile, the ranks searched the abandoned Chinese Supermarket where a bulky black transparent plastic bag which contained 28 zip-lock plastic bags containing a quantity of leaves, seeds, and stems suspected to be cannabis, was found hanging on a wood.
The ranks carried out a further search at the back of the building and found a bulky green transparent plastic bag hanging on a nail, and when opened, contained a quantity of leaves, seeds, and stems suspected to be cannabis.
The suspected cannabis was then taken to the La Grange Police Station, which amounted to 282 grams.