Joint Services officer among 4 in custody following vehicular drugs bust

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Officers unearthed 927 grams of cannabis packaged in small-sized ziplock bags

Police acting on information received stopped and searched a motorcar on the western side of the Demerara Harbour Bridge about 00:25h on Saturday morning and conducted a search where they unearthed nine hundred and twenty seven (927) grams of cannabis packaged in small-sized ziplock bags.

According to the police, the driver who is a member of the Joint Services and three male occupants have been detained and are assisting with the investigation.

The bust of a Joint Services officer comes on the heels of police intercepting a Tactical Services Unit (TSU) rank on Friday morning at Cove and John, East Coast Demerara (ECD) with some 21 kilograms (46.2 lbs) of marijuana in his possession.

The illegal drugs found in the vehicle of the TSU rank

The New Amsterdam, Berbice resident, who was attached to the Guyana Police Force (GPF) Headquarters’ Trafficking in Narcotics Unit, was reportedly intercepted at about 09:00h, as he was travelling solo in a car heading to Georgetown when TSU ranks acting on information stopped and searched the vehicle.

They unearthed 10 well wrapped parcels found in several sections of the car, including the back seat and trunk. The rank was questioned, but failed to provide a valid explanation as to why he had the narcotics in his possession, and as such, he was arrested.

This publication was also informed that the rank had been removed from CID duties in  Berbice and transferred to general duties after he had allegedly been seen by the then Divisional Commander, Ian Amsterdam, physically abusing his then wife.

The policeman was later transferred to Force Headquarters.

Ironically, while he functioned as a detective, he had been considered very effective in bringing to justice many who had been found in possession of illegal drugs, and who had been engaged in break and enter activities.

Police investigations are ongoing.

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