A 25-year-old truck porter was on Thursday arrested after a quantity of ganja and cocaine were found in a bag belonging to him.
The ganja reportedly weighed 1.877 kilograms and was in four wrapped parcels while the cocaine, which weighed 7.6 grams, was stored in small transparent plastic bags.
Based on reports received, Police intercepted the truck driven by a resident of Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara (EBD) at Itaballi, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni). At the time, there were two porters, the 25-year-old of North East La Penitence, Georgetown, and another of Diamond.
However, Police conducted a search on the truck during which they found a bag containing the bulky packages. Upon investigation, the Police were told that the bag belonged to the 25-year-old porter, who subsequently claimed ownership.
As such, he was told of the offence, cautioned, and arrested. The illegal drugs were seized as Police proceed to institute charges. The porter is expected to make his court appearance today.