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A young man has been taken into police custody after he was caught with a quantity of cannabis in his possession while travelling in public transportation.
The 24-year-old suspect of New Amsterdam, Berbice, was a passenger in a minibus on the East Coast Demerara (ECD) when the vehicle was stopped by police.
Reports are that at about 15:00h on Friday, police ranks stopped the minibus at Vigilance Public Road, ECD, but as they looked at the passengers, the young man appeared nervous. This resulted in his belongings being searched and the drugs were unearthed. The Berbician was taken into custody. The cannabis weighed 1945.5 grams.
He is being processed for court.
In February, a duo was also intercepted by police ranks with a quantity of cannabis in a minibus.
The passengers were en route to Georgetown from Berbice when the minibus in which they were travelling was stopped at Weldaad Police Station, West Coast Berbice (WCB).
Based on a tipoff, the two passengers were searched during which 1986 grams of the illegal substance was unearthed.
On January 15, another passenger was nabbed by ranks with some 3283 grams of cannabis concealed in seven taped parcels on the Weldaad Public Road, WCB.
The suspect, a 28-year-old of Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam, Berbice, was intercepted at about 14:10h while en route to Georgetown.
This publication understands that acting on information, the ranks stopped the vehicle in which he was traversing and searched him when the discovery was made.