15.412 KILOS OF GANJA FOUND IN TRUNK OF TAXI

Regional Division 5 ranks, while conducting a road block on Mahaicony Public Road, East Coast Demerara, stopped a motor car driven by a 39 year old Operator/Taxi Driver of Durban Street, Lodge and also of Stanleytown, New Amsterdam and also occupied by a 20 year old female of ‘A’ Field Sophia.

Having stopped the car, the ranks conducted a search on the driver and the occupant but nothing was found. Further searches were conducted in the interior where in the trunk of the said vehicle, two large bags containing seven (7) compressed, bulky transparent plastic with leaves, seeds and stem suspected to be cannabis were found.

Trunk where marijuana was found.

After the discovery, the driver and occupant were immediately told that the item discovered in their possession is suspected to be narcotics, following which they were cautioned when the man admitted ownership.

However, they were both arrested and escorted to the Mahaicony Police Station where the suspected naroctics was weighed in their presence which amounted to 15, 412 Gramms.

The suspected narcotics was then lodged. Also, the duo remains in custody pending further investigations.

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