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The Guyana Police Force, in a release stated, a Stanleytown man nabbed with 28.6 kilograms of marijuana
Members of the Mahaica Police Station Anti-Crime Patrol headed by a female Sergeant nabbed a resident with 28.6 kilograms of marijuana after the man failed in his attempt to escape the pursuing ranks, The man was reportedly held at about 22:50 hrs Friday.
The Police stated members of the Mahaica Police Station Anti-Crime Patrol were on duty in the vicinity of Helena #1 Public Road at Mahaica, East Coast Demerara, when they observed a black motorcar bearing Registration No. HD 2099, overtook several vehicles on the Mahaica Bridge at a fast rate of speed, heading west.
The ranks attempted to stop the motor car but it sped away. Ranks pursued the car with the aid of the siren and loud hailer, indicating to the driver to stop but he refused.
According to the police the vehicle instead sped into Jonestown and hit a (GPL) utility pole at Belmont Mahaica. The driver of the motorcar lost control of the vehicle which ended up in a trench.
The driver, 52-year-old Carlos Edward of Stanleytown, New Amsterdam Berbice, exited the vehicle and attempted to escape with two bulky bags.
The Police said he was arrested and the ranks proceeded to search the bags in his presence and found inside a total of nine (9) black plastic parcels and three transparent plastic parcels, with a quantity of leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be cannabis.
Edwards was reportedly told of the offence and escorted to the Mahaica Police Station where he was placed into custody pending charges.