Dozens held after police operations in city, East Coast, Berbice

During this morning, the police say they conducted cordon and search operations in “A”, “B” and “C” Divisions.

In “A” Division (Georgetown/East Bank Dererara) a total of 26 buildings were searched in Georgetown, Sophia, and at Kaneville, EBD. Fifty men and six women were arrested pending investigations into various offences including Robbery under Arms, Trafficking in Narcotics and Break and Enter and Larceny, police said.

An unlicensed 16 gauge sawn-off shot gun, 695 grams of cannabis sativa (marijuana) and 9 grams of cocaine were found during the operation.

In “B” Division (Berbice), police say that six buildings were searched in the Alness, Limlair, Nurney and Salton area, Corentyne, during which an air rifle was recovered.

Seven men have been arrested pending investigations into Robbery under Arms and Break and Enter and Larceny.

In “C” Division (East Coast Demerara) a total of 26 buildings were scoured in the Sophia, Vryheid’s Lust, Cummings Lodge, Turkeyen and Better Hope South areas.

Nine men and three women were arrested pending investigations into Robbery under Arms and Break and Enter and Larceny, police say.

Two motor cycles that are suspected to have been stolen or unlawfully obtained have been seized by the police.

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