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At about 02:30 hrs this morning, a party of Police ranks from Regional Division 4 ‘C’ were conducting a Road Block on the Cove and John Public Road, East Coast Demerara (ECD), when a sliver grey Premio motorcar #PAB 7863 with three male occupants were stopped.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as a 32-year-old Mason of Vigilance, whilst the two other occupants were identified as Police Constable Albert Beresford, stationed at the Clonbrook Police Outpost, and Police Constable Julius Cambridge, stationed at the Cane Grove Police Station, respectively.
The men were observed acting suspiciously, and a search was conducted on their person and motorcar in their presence. During the search, a grey and black travelling bag was found. Inside the bag were two parcels and a container with leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be cannabis (marijuana).
In addition, another container inside the bag contained several parcels of rocklike substances that appeared to be cocaine. The items were shown to the suspects, who were told of the offence committed, cautioned, arrested and escorted to the Cove and John Police Station along with the suspected cannabis and cocaine.
The suspected cocaine was weighed and amounted to 170 grams. The suspected cannabis was weighed and amounted to 9430 grams.
A further search was carried out in the motor car, and two .38, two .40 and (11) eleven 9mm rounds of ammunition were found. All the exhibits are lodged at the Cove and John Police station.
The suspects are currently in custody as investigations continue. (Police Release)