Businessman, wife arrested after Police found over 4kg ganja in home

The marijuana Police found at the couple’s Crane, WCD home

A 47-year-old Crane, West Coast Demerara (WCD) businessman and his 36-year-old wife were arrested on Sunday after more than 4 kilograms of ganja were found on their premises.

The marijuana plant found in the couple’s backyard

Based on reports received, Police acting on information received went to the home of the businessman and executed a search on his property at about 05:30h.
During the search of the lower flat of the building, the businessman opened a blue plastic barrel where a black garbage bag was discovered. Upon checking, the ranks found three bulky transparent parcels containing the ganja. He was told of the offence during which he allegedly told Police “is me weed, don’t involve me family”.

Further, a search was carried out at the back of his yard during which a cannabis sativa plant measuring about two and a half feet in height was found under a golden apple tree. Again, he admitted to the offence and repeated that phrase “is me plant don’t involve me family”.
Both the businessman and his wife were arrested and escorted to the La Parfaite Harmonie Police Station. The ganja was weighed in their presence and amounted to 4.236 grams. Investigations are ongoing.