Last Updated on Thursday, 19 February 2015, 11:26 by GxMedia
Brazilian police have arrested and charged four persons, including two Guyanese, with trafficking in 25 kilogrammes of marijuana that were seized in the neighbouring Portuguese-speaking republic
They are former Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldier Eric Eldon Bobb, 34, Guyanese Clive Lloyd King, 38, Brazilian José Rodrigues Montague, 58, and Marlene Magdalene Romao, 39, a teacher at the Arapaima Primary School.
King, a Region Nine contractor, was previously wanted by Guyanese police in connection with the seizure of a large cache of high-powered weapons that were dug up from a yard in Lethem in October, 2012.
Authorities said they were arrested on Monday, February 16, 2015.
“Our DRE team was already monitoring these people. This is a gang that was bringing drugs from the neighboring country, Guyana and spraying this drug in sales and distribution points in Boa Vista and also often making a corridor to Manaus. We had knowledge that addition of this drug, there are other loads to come to Boa Vista, with other members of this gang and we are ahead investigating, seeking to arrest more people, said
principal delegate of the Narcotics Enforcement Police, John the Evangelista.
They seized 44 wrappers of marijuana, weighing 25 kilos of the drug hidden in the linings of the doors of a vehicle Guyanese origin. This is the largest seizure of cannabis drugs in 2015.
The police intensified investigations in Carnival period because they had information that there would arrive a marijuana shipment to fuel sales and distribution points four accused were charged for trafficking and association for trafficking.
Security information provided by the principal delegate of the DRE, John the Evangelista, the band’s performance in the drug trade came to be investigated for about two weeks, after an anonymous tip realizing that the band would be organized to supply the city of Boa Vista during carnival. He said the police complied with an approach of care the two vehicles, the Satellite City neighborhood.