A Berbice fisherman was taken into custody following the discovery of a quantity of cocaine in his possession at Charity on the Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) on Friday evening.
Based on reports received, Police ranks were conducting a mobile patrol in the Charity area when they observed the fisherman acting in a suspicious manner.
As such, the officers requested to search him and his belongings during which they discovered a plastic bag containing 25 creamish rock-like substances suspected to be cocaine. The officers also found two smoking pipes in the left-side pocket of the man’s trousers.
The man, identified as Ricky Singh, 35, did not deny the allegations, admitting that he had purchased the drugs from someone. He was subsequently arrested and taken to the Charity Police Station, where the drug was weighed and amounted to 6.40 grams.
Singh has been cautioned and charged with drug trafficking. He is expected to appear in court soon.
Only a month ago, a fisherman was arrested after he was found with a quantity of cocaine in his possession on the Essequibo Coast.
According to information received, Police were on mobile patrol in the vicinity of the Anna Regina Car Park, Essequibo Coast, when they observed four men walking. Upon seeing the Police, the men began acting in a suspicious manner.
As such, the Police exited their vehicle and carried out a search on the men, during which several pieces of cocaine were found in the left-side pocket of one of the male’s trousers.
The man was told of the offence committed and cautioned in accordance with the Judge’s rules, to which he replied “it’s my own, I buy it from a shop”.
The ranks said the man was further questioned about the location of the shop, but he refused to reveal any information and as such, he was arrested, and the ranks then took possession of the illegal drug.
The suspect later gave his name as Lookman Hayat, a fisherman of Good Hope, Essequibo Coast. Hayat was then escorted to the Anna Regina Police Station, where the cocaine was weighed in his presence and amounted to 7 grams. He was later charged.