Haitians, Brazilians arrested for drugs, ammo

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 October 2015, 15:05 by GxMedia

‎Three Haitians and two Brazilians are among 10 persons have been arrested in Lethem in connection with the discovery of several shot gun cartridges, marijuana and other items, police said.

Police said ‎at approximately 18:30hrs on Wednesday October 28, 2015 ranks of Lethem Police Station whilst conducting a search on a motor vehicle at the Guyana/Brazil Multi-Complex Crossing, unearthed six (6) twenty (20) gauge cartridges and a shotgun component.

The occupants of the vehicle, two (2) Guyanese and three (3) Brazilian nationals were arrested and are in custody assisting the police in their investigation.

Also between 03:00-06:00hrs on Thursday October 29,2015, Police ranks of Lethem Police Station conducted searches on several houses at Tabatinga, Central Rupununi.

During the search, a parcel containing 784 grams of cannabis was found in a yard, a stolen motorcycle was recovered and five persons including three Haitian Nationals (one female and two males) were arrested.

They are presently in custody assisting the police in their investigations.