Shop owner arrested after cannabis ‘bust’ in Parfaite Harmonie
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The cannabis that was seized by police
The cannabis that was seized by police

A 35-year-old man was, on Monday, arrested after 124 grams of cannabis was found in a shop that he operates in Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara.

Police said that the ranks were performing mobile patrol duties when they observed the 35-year-old-man standing in a shop, acting suspiciously.

The ranks then stopped and engaged the man when he told the ranks he was the owner of the shop.

Police then asked the man to subject himself to a search and he agreed. A further search of the premises by police unearthed a transparent plastic bag containing several zip-lock bags which had in them leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be cannabis.

The man was told of the offence and cautioned, but he denied ownership of the cannabis saying: “I don’t know bout da.”

He was then arrested and escorted to the Parfaite Harmonie Police Station along with the suspected cannabis.

The suspected cannabis was weighed in the presence of the suspect and it amounted to 124 grams. Police confirmed that investigations are ongoing.

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