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The Guyana Police Force said that at about 05:00 hrs Wednesday, January 11, ranks from Vreed-en-Hoop Police Station acted on information received and went to Pouderoyen (Swan Street Squatting Area), West Bank Demerara where they arrested two persons who were found in possession of cocaine and marijuana.
On arrival at the house in Pouderoyen, the ranks conducted a search on the occupants — 59-year-old Bibi Zamoon Zamal, a domestic worker and 33-year-old Travis Gilbert, a taxi driver.
A further search was conducted on the premises in their presence where a black string tied to a board in the kitchen area leading under the house unto a beam was observed. The ranks pulled up the said string where they saw two bulky transparent plastic bags attached to the string, one of contained a quantity of whitish rock-like substance suspected to be cocaine, while the other bag contained several brown paper parcels of cannabis.
They were told of the offences committed and under caution, Bibi replied saying: ”I selling da cocaine and weed because I sickly and I can’t work,” while Travis chipped in saying, “We hussling and don’t do crime.”
The ranks carried out another search on Travis Gilbert where $14,080 was found in his pocket.
A brown hand bag which was on Bibi Zamal’s bed had $589,020 inside.
The suspects were arrested and escorted to the Vreed-en-Hoop Police Station where the suspected cocaine was weighed and it amounted to 73 grams.
The suspected cannabis amounted to 2 grams.
The substances were placed into evidence bags, sealed and lodged along with the cash for safe keeping.
Police say that the two suspects were placed into custody pending charges.
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