63-year-old miner arrested over suspected cocaine

A 63-year-old miner was on Tuesday morning arrested after being caught with suspected cocaine in his possession. The illegal substance measured some 164.5 grams.

The cocaine found on the suspect

Based on information received, ranks in Region One (Barima-Waini), acting on information received, went to a location at Skull Mountain, Arakaka North West District (NWD), where they came into contact with a male who was sitting in an open veranda on the premises of a businesswoman.
The ranks, after confronting and questioning the suspect, conducted a search on his persons during which the illegal substance was unearthed.
The Police reportedly found one black bag wrapped in a transparent plastic containing a quantity of whitish substance suspected to be cocaine in a haversack belonging to the suspect.
The suspect, a miner of Kingelly Village, West Coast Berbice (WCB), was arrested and escorted to the Arakaka Police Outpost and is currently assisting with the investigation.