Two men nabbed with marijuana at Itaballi Landing

TWO persons, Dodstin Clarke and Lindon Rudder were arrested on Wednesday afternoon around 13:30 hrs, after they were found with 3.186 kilograms of marijuana at Itaballi Landing, Lower Mazaruni River.

According to a police report, at the said time, ranks on mobile patrol at Itaballi Landing observed a grey motor van bearing registration number GTT 2796 proceeding in the opposite direction.

The van’s owner, Clarke, a 43-year-old of Middle Street, McDoom, East Bank Demerara (EBD), was driving the vehicle.
The ranks instructed the driver to stop the vehicle, which he did. The vehicle had two other occupants, Rudder, a 63-year-old miner of McDoom, EBD, and Albert Griffith, a 63-year-old Seaman of Middle Street, McDoom.

The ranks searched all the occupants and their personal belongings. A further search was carried out on the motor vehicle, and ranks located a bag containing five bulky parcels, two of which were wrapped with black plastic and three wrapped with transparent plastic, in the tray of the vehicle.
All of the parcels had a quantity of leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be cannabis.

Clarke and Rudder both accepted ownership of the suspected Narcotics. They were cautioned, arrested and escorted to the Bartica Police Station.
On arrival at the Bartica Police Station, the suspected Cannabis was weighed in the presence of the suspects, and it amounted to 3.186 kilograms. The suspects are in custody pending charges.


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