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Officers Recover Over 240lbs of Ganja During Search, 2 Arrested & Charged

Law Enforcement 22 Jul, 2020 Follow News

Officers Recover Over 240lbs of Ganja During Search, 2 Arrested & Charged

At about 6:00PM on Friday, 17 July, RCIPS officers conducted a search at an address in the Prospect area of George Town, under the Misuse of Drugs Law. As the officers approached, a male carrying a suitcase exited the address and got into a Jeep. Officers attempted to stop the driver and vehicle but he made off driving dangerously and at high speed. Officers proceeded to search the address and discovered a number of cases of ganja.

A female present at the time, age 22 of George Town, was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the importation of ganja, possessing ganja with intent to supply, and other related offences.

At about 6:30PM, the Jeep was found abandoned nearby and the suitcase and other items were recovered. At about 8:00PM the driver of the Jeep, a man, age 27 of East End, was located in the Prospect area and arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the importation of ganja.

Both the male and female were taken into custody and have been formally charged with several offenses.

The man, age 27 of East End, has been charged with:

1. Being Concerned in the Importation of a Controlled Drug

2. Possession with Intent to Supply a Controlled Drug

3. Possession of a Drug Utensil

4. Dangerous Driving

5. Consumption of Ganja

The woman, age 22 of George Town, has been charged with:

1. Being Concerned in the Importation of a Controlled Drug

2. Possession with Intent to Supply a Controlled Drug

3. Possession of a Controlled Drug

4. Possession of a Drug Utensil

5. Consumption of Ganja

Both parties are appearing before the summary court today, Monday, 20 July.

The total weight of the recovered ganja is approximately 241lbs.


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