An ex-cop, Kushyal Grant, was arrested on Sunday with nine kilograms of ganja at a Police checkpoint at the Berbice River Bridge.
Based on reports received, Police ranks intercepted a motor car at about 10:50h with the driver, who is an ex-cop, his wife, who is also an ex-police officer, and two children.
However, the ranks requested to conduct a search on the vehicle during which seven parcels of suspected cannabis were discovered.
As the driver was being cautioned of the offence, his wife reportedly fled the checkpoint in the car along with the two children.
As such, he was taken into custody and is assisting with the investigation.
Meanwhile, the vehicle was later found parked in front of the suspects’ residence at No 2 Village, Canje, Berbice, and is being impounded at the New Amsterdam Police Station.
Efforts are being made to arrest the woman.