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Two arrested after CANU finds marijuana at Lethem

Two persons are now in the custody of the Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU) after they were busted with marijuana on Wednesday.

In a statement, CANU said it conducted an operation in Tabatinga, Lethem, where they intercepted a motor vehicle with license plate HD 5840.

A search of the vehicle in the presence of the sole occupant, Sherlon Kissoon, 42, of Tabatinga, Lethem, led to the discovery of four parcels of suspected cannabis.

A further investigation led to the search of a residence at 274 Tabatinga Lethem in the presence of Helena Rodrigues, who resides there. As a result, 14 suspected cannabis parcels were discovered.

The suspects, along with the suspected narcotics, were escorted to CANU’s office in Lethem, where they tested positive for cannabis.

The cannabis seized in the motor vehicle weighed a total of 600 grams, while the one seized at the premises weighed a total of 2 kilograms. Investigations are ongoing.


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