Berbice men arrested for drugs, guns

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Police have arrested three men after they were found with an unlicensed gun as well as marijuana.
The trio: 39-year-old, 44-year-old and 51-year-old are in
custody.
According to a police statement, ranks on patrol duty in the Canje Creek on Wednesday were in the vicinity of Calabash Creek when they observed a purple, white and orange wooden boat with two males acting in a suspicious manner.

The ranks then caused the boat to stop, and a search was carried out where a white salt bag containing three bulky plastic bags wrapped with transparent plastic tape was found. Same was opened in their presence which contained a quantity of  leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be cannabis.

They were told of the offence committed and cautioned and they both replied saying ‘Officer give meh a chance is a lil hustle’.

They were then arrested and placed in the police boat.

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On the said date about 15:40h hours acting on information recieved the said ranks went to a house at Canje Creek, East Canje, Berbice where they saw the 51-year-old male – a cash crop farmer.

The ranks conducted a search in his presence and found a Stevens USA made 16 guage shotgun without number about 4 feet away from his bed. A further search was conducted which unearthed one Russian made 16 guage shotgun along with 26 12 gauge cartridges his mattress.

The suspected firearms and cartridges were shown to him, and he was then told of the offence committed and cautioned, where he remained silent. He was arrested and escorted along with the two other suspects, the narcotics and firearms to the Central Police Station.

At the station the suspected cannabis was weighed in their presence  and same amounted to 4.5 kilograms.

The suspected cannabis and firearms and boat have been  lodged while the three suspects were placed into custody pending further investigations and charges.



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