Three men are now in Police custody after they were each found with a quantity of marijuana in their possession on Saturday in Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo).
According to information recei
ved, at about 06:30h and 11:15h on the day in question, Police ranks in the area received a tip-off and swooped down on the residence of a 35-year-old farmer in the Aranaputa Valley, Annai, North Rupununi, where a search was conducted.
During the search, ranks unearthed 38 Ziploc bags, each packed with a quantity of cannabis leaves, seeds and stems. Collectively, the parcels contained 50 grams of the illegal substance.
In addition, the police later ventured to the home of a 22-year-old farmer, who also resides in the Aranaputa Valley, Annai, North Rupununi, and a search was also conducted.
The 22-year-old was found with nine grams of ‘ganja’ packed in seven (7) Ziploc bags.
Meanwhile, a 28-year-old man of Tabatinga, Lethem, was also stopped and searched during which one Ziploc bag containing a quantity of cannabis leaves, seeds and stems was found in his possession.
According to the police, the Ziploc bag contained 11 grams of ‘ganja’.
The three men were arrested and taken to the Lethem Police Station where they are being charged and processed for court.