Drugs, counterfeit money found during Police raids

The plants that were found in Region One

Ranks of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) and Guyana Prison Service (GPS) on Monday and Tuesday unearthed a quantity of marijuana, cannabis plants and counterfeit money at the New Amsterdam Prison; and in Plaisance, East Coast Demerara (ECD) and Lower Kabura, Moruca, North West District, Region One (Barima-Waini) during separate raids.
On Monday about 16:35h, officers of the GPS conducted a search at the northern side of the New Amsterdam Prison compound, and unearthed seven bulky parcels wrapped in yellow plastic containing a quantity of leaves, seeds, and stems suspected to be cannabis.

The cannabis and counterfeit money that were found at Plaisance

The matter was reported to the Police and the cannabis was lodged at the Central Police Station. It was later weighed and amounted to 363 grams.
Also, on the same day about 17:45h, a party of Police ranks from the Acquero Police Station, Region One conducted a raid at a farm owned by a 27-year-old farmer of Kabura, Moruca, during which they unearthed four cannabis plants which were about three feet in height. The farm was later burnt. No arrest was made, as the owner of the farm continues to evade arrest.
Then, on Tuesday between 21:50h and 22:30h, a search was conducted at the home of a 23-year-old man of Graham Street, Plaisance by ranks of the Police Force.
During that search, ranks unearthed 13 transparent plastic parcels each containing a quantity of leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be marijuana and 17 counterfeit $5000 bills.
The items were seized and taken to the Sparendaam Police Station, where the cannabis was weighed and amounted to 2075 grams.
The suspect was arrested and placed in Police custody pending charges. (G9)