Six arrested in North Sophia house with narcotics, ammunition

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…plastic bag of cannabis thrown out window as police arrived

Six persons were arrested on Tuesday after police showed up at a house they occupied and a black plastic bag of cannabis was thrown out the window and ammunition found on the property that no one claimed ownership for.

According to police reports, at around 03:00 hours on Tuesday, acting on information received, a party of policemen went to a house in Pike Street, North Sophia where, on arrival, the ranks cordoned off the house.

While doing so, it was observed that a black bulky plastic bag was seen thrown out from a window of the house. When the bag was opened, it contained a quantity of leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be cannabis.

In the said building six suspects were found. They included a 30-year-old male and his 22-year-old reputed wife; a 28-year-old female and her 53-year-old reputed husband; a 28-year-old male and another male whose age went unverified. The suspected cannabis was shown to them and they all denied knowledge or ownership.

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They were arrested, the house was searched and a large scale was found. A further search was conducted on the immediate environs and outside of the yard, about 30 feet from the house, a black garbage plastic bag was seen between some bushes which contained 8 parcels of leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be cannabis.

Also one white plastic bucket with a small rice bag containing 190 live .45 ammunition was unearthed. The cannabis that was seen thrown out from the window was weighed and it amounted to 55 grams,  the other cannabis found in the bushes was weighed and it amounted to 13.166 kilograms.

The suspects that were arrested were also questioned in respect to the other suspected cannabis and ammunition and they all denied having knowledge of the same. All six remain in custody as further investigations continue.



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