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NA man busted with 1.6 kilos of ganja

NA man busted with 1.6 kilos of ganja

first_img– previous sentence pendingA New Amsterdam man was on Thursday busted with a quantity of Cannabis Sativa, along the Corentyne Highway, Region 6 (East Berbice-Corentyne).Records show that the man, Sheldon Simon, 45, was previously sentenced in his absence to four years imprisonment by Magistrate Rabindranauth Singh, for a similar offence. He did not serve time for the offence.Reports are that a Lance Corporal and three ranks, while conducting random checks on Thursday, stopped and searched a minibus bearing registration BVV 2700 in which the man of Ferry Street, New Amsterdam, was a passenger.At the time he was carrying a black haversack which contained a black plastic bag. A further search into the bag revealed parts of the illegal plant.He was arrested and taken to the Number 51 Police Station.The substance was weighed and amounted to 1.68kg.The 1.6kg of marijuana confiscatedSimon is presently in Police custody pending charges.Back in December, a Policewoman was on her way to work when she boarded a Number 63 minibus heading up the Corentyne.A short while after entering the bus, the officer was struck by the scent of marijuana.Without arousing suspicion she observed that the smell was coming from a male passenger who had a black haversack on his lap.While the vehicle was approaching the Springlands Police Station she ordered the driver to drive into the station compound, where Simon was arrested.last_img read more