Berbice man found guilty of ganja trafficking jailed, fined $3.5M

Forty-five-year-old Paul Lewis of Number 30 Village, West Coast Berbice (WCB) was on Thursday jailed for two years and six months for having in his possession 3.954 kilograms of ganja.

Jailed: Paul Lewis

Lewis, who was charged and remanded to prison, appeared before Magistrate Peter Hugh at the Fort Wellington Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, and was found guilty of the offence.
In addition to the sentence, he was fined $3.5 million.
CANU had stated that on June 7, 2023, its officers conducted an operation at a residence in Number 30 Village, WCB. A subsequent search of the premises revealed 22 parcels of cannabis, and the male suspect arrested.

The ganja that was found back in 2023

Lewis was escorted to CANU Headquarters with the narcotics, which, when weighed, amounted to 41.79 kg (about 92.13 lbs.), with a street value of approximately $12.5 million.