Albouystown night club owner nabbed in 19 kilo ganja bust

first_imgA Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU)-led operation on Tuesday morning resulted in a night club owner of Hogg Street, Albouystown being taken into Police custody for possession of narcotics.The marijuana found at the night clubPolice “A” Division Commander Leslie James confirmed the CANU operation, but could not say the exact number of persons who were arrested. However, the Police officer later confirmed that some 19 kilograms of marijuana had been unearthed at the night club.Even as investigations continue, Guyana Times has been informed that parcels of compressed cannabis have been found at the club. This latest find was significantly more than another bust in Berbice one week ago, which led to three men being taken into Police custody after a boat was intercepted with a large quantity of marijuana. It was found along the Upper Berbice River in the vicinity of the Aroaima Village two Sundays ago.Police ranks on patrol reportedly observed in a wooden boat one of the occupants, identified as Lamount Leacock, called ‘Farrai’, 29, of Kwakwani Waterfront, Upper Berbice River, who jumped overboard with a grey tarpaulin and a bulky salt bag.The ranks managed to intercept Leacock, and a search was conducted on the bag, during which two large parcels wrapped in black plastic and transparent Scotch tape were found. The illegal substance amounted to 5.68 kilogrammes.The other two occupants of the boat — Lyndon McPherson, 34, a security guard and owner of the boat, of Kwakwani Waterfront; and Sheldon Sooklall, 24, a mason of Kwakwani Park, Upper Berbice River — were searched but nothing suspicious was found. They both denied any knowledge of the drugs being found in the bag.last_img read more