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2 arrested for 42 kilo marijuana bust at Parika

Two men of Tuschen New Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo, were arrested by Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit agents  after they were allegedly found with 42 kilogrammes of marijuana. The anti-drug agency said 39-year old Shafeek Latif and 35-year old Naresh Totaram were arrested at Parika Public Road East Bank Essequibo on October 15 during an early morning search. CANU said both ...

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Women among several arrested for gun, drugs at 3 East Demerara villages

Two women are among five persons who were arrested on Sunday during cordon-and-search operations at three East Coast Demerara villages. The Guyana Police Force said the searches were conducted between 6 am and 8 am at Vryheid’s Lust, Montrose, Nabacilis and Plaisance villages. Police said an unlicensed pistol with a live matching round, 300 grammes of suspected cocaine, and 45 ...

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Roger Khan released from police custody

Deported Guyanese convicted drug kingpin, Shaheed ‘Roger’ Khan, was Tuesday released without further questioning in connection with two murders, his lawyer said. Attorney-at-Law, Glen Hanoman said Khan was released at 12:20 pm on GYD$200,000 and told to return to police next week. Crime Chief, Senior Superintendent Michael Kingston says Khan was released after the Director of Public Prosecutions advised police ...

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Ganja penalty at centre of fresh political controversy; gov’t says possession still illegal

Government on Tuesday appeared to have back-pedaled from its position hours earlier that persons caught with small amounts of marijuana would not be jailed even as steps were being taken to amend the legislation, instead now saying that possession is still an offence until the law is amended. “Possession is still illegal. The Government only proposes to remove custodial sentences ...

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