Parika boat operator held with ganja in haversack

The cannabis that was found in the boat operator’s haversack

A resident of Parika, East Bank Essequibo, whom police say has long been suspected of drug trafficking, was arrested in Bartica yesterday with a quantity of cannabis.

According to a brief police statement on the arrest, at about 10.30 am, the suspect, a 37-year-old speed boat operator, was arrested by ranks of the Guyana Police Force at First Avenue, Bartica, with a haversack containing 868 grammes (1.9lb) of cannabis.

He is being processed for court, the statement added.

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