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Barbadian seaman fined, jailed for marijuana bust aboard Barbados-registered boat

A Barbadian seaman on Friday took the rap for his four other colleagues, who were charged in connection with the bust of 150 pounds of marijuana aboard a Barbados-registered cargo boat. Michael Forde was fined GYD$51 million and sentenced to four years imprisonment for the offence of trafficking in narcotics. Those against whom charges were dismissed were Hardatt Munilall, Trevor ...

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Guyanese drug agents seize marijuana aboard Barbados-registered vessel

Agents of Guyana’s Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) Wednesday night seized 150 pounds of marijuana and arrested a crew of three Guyanese and three Barbadians, Head of CANU James Singh said Thursday. He said no cocaine was found aboard the vessel named CV1 which transports mostly agricultural produce. Dried coconuts were also found aboard the vessel that was moored alongside a ...

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Four arrested, 27 kilos of marijuana seized, cultivation destroyed

Four persons have been arrested within the past three days in connection with separate seizures of marijuana totalling more than 27 kilogrammes. The latest seizure was made yesterday afternoon at about 2:30 at Number 59 Village Road, Corentyne. Police say they stopped a car and found 15 parcels of marijuana weighing more than 13.5 kilogrammes A 40-year-old resident of New ...

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GHRA calls for hundreds of prisoners to be released

The Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) is calling on authorities to send home hundreds of prisoners to help ease overcrowding as part of efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19. “These recommendations are also made in light of the very limited medical services currently available in the prisons, where not even the services of the medex are available ...

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East Canje man caught allegedly fetching marijuana to Georgetown location

An East Canje, Berbice resident has been arrested in Georgetown with 46 kilogrammes of suspected marijuana in a car trunk. The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) says Jairam Lalman of 757 Fort Ordnance Housing Scheme was intercepted by anti-drug agents on Mandela Avenue behind the Botanical Gardens. CANU says the 35-year old man was transporting the suspected narcotic in the car ...

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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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Suspected marijuana-in-blue soap smuggler arrested at Lusignan Prison

A woman, who allegedly attempted to smuggle marijuana in soap to her fiancé inside the Lusignan Prison, was Tuesday arrested, Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels said. She has been identified as 20-year old Althea Douglas. Samuels said the woman was arrested shortly after 3:30 pm after “her efforts to smuggle marijuana in blue soap failed.” He said the woman was ...

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Miner held for allegedly raping girl

A 27-year old miner has been arrested for allegedly raping a child under 16 years old. The miner of Potaro River was also detained in connection with alleged illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition. Investigators said a “search of his person revealed an unlicensed pistol with six live rounds.” The suspect, who was arrested at Garraway Stream, Potaro River, ...

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Marriott Hotel employee convicted for marijuana possession

An audio-visual technician at the Guyana Marriott Hotel Georgetown was Tuesday fined GYD$20,000 and sentenced to 50 hours community service at the Georgetown City Constabulary. Twenty-three year old Richard James of Sheriff and Enachu Streets, Campbelville pleaded guilty to being on possession of 1.4 grammes of marijuana at the Marriott Hotel, Kingston, Georgetown on 28th January, 2016. If he does not provide ...

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