Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 November 2020, 16:35 by Denis Chabrol
A welder from West Ruimveldt and a businesswoman of Pouderoyen have been arrested in Mahdia for allegedly being in possession of a quantity of marijuana.
Police identify him as 39-year old Mithuram Boodhoo also known as Romel of West Ruimveldt and 47-year old Carol Emmanuel, a shop-owner of Samaroo Dam, Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara have been arrested.
They were held this morning at about 9:30 at a hotel at 111 Miles Mahdia, Potaro River allegedly with 500 grammes of marijuana.
The woman has since admitted ownership of the marijuana while Boodhoo has denied. They remain in police custody.
Police say the marijuana was found in four transparent plastic parcels, containing a quantity of leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be marijuana were found in a microwave.
Additionally, police say they found 134 small transparent zip-lock plastic bags with suspected marijuana. They were, according to police, found in a large transparent ziplock plastic bag and wrapped in a white Jersey in the microwave.
More of the suspected narcotic was found in 12 other transparent plastic parcels wrapped in a gray and black Jersey which was in the hotel’s refrigerator.