Joint Services ranks conducting patrols in the Blackwater Creek, Cuyuni River during last Wednesday and Thursday arrested five persons (three Venezuelans and two Guyanese) with drugs, a gun, ammunition and grenades, the police said today.
On Wednesday at about 13:30h the ranks intercepted a boat and conducted a search of its occupants and found in the possession of the 26 year-old Guyanese Captain of Eteringbang Landing, a live twelve-gauge cartridge and 271 grams of cannabis.
At 15:30h yesterday the ranks intercepted a boat at Mode Hole, Cuyuni River and found in possession of two of its 17 occupants, a live grenade, each.
Later at 17:30h another vessel was intercepted and one of the two occupants who resides at Enterprise E.C.D, was found in possession of an unlicensed pistol with eleven live matching rounds.
Again at 23:30h yesterday the ranks searched a boat at the Eteringbang Landing and found in possession of the 27-year-old Venezuelan Captain, five live rounds.