A 57-year-old man is now in Police custody after he was found in possession of a quantity of marijuana on Saturday evening. The discovery was made sometime around 19:50h by ranks on duty at the Berbice River Bridge Checkpoint.

According to Police reports, the ranks were acting on intelligence gathered when they intercepted a hire car heading to Georgetown. They conducted a search on the vehicle during which they found six parcels concealed under the bonnet.

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When examined, the contents of the package were revealed to be suspected cannabis. The narcotic was later weighed and amounted to 2749 grams.

The driver of the car, a resident of Rasville, Roxanne Burnham Gardens, Georgetown, has since been taken into custody and is assisting with the investigation.

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