Ex-cop nabbed with over 94kg of ganja

first_imgAn ex-police detective was on Tuesday morning nabbed with a large quantity of cannabis during an operation by the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) in Berbice.Kerry Charles GrimmondThe ganja that was in Grant’s possessionKhushyal GrantKhushyal Grant, 28, of Number Two Village, East Canje Berbice, was arrested after he was found with 94.3 kilograms (207 lbs) of ganja in his possession. In addition, Kerry Charles Grimmond, 34, of Nickalay Street, New Amsterdam, Berbice, was also found to be in possession of 140 grams of cannabis during the raid.Both men were taken into custody, charged and are expected to appear in court later this week.Following the successful operation in the ancient county, CANU said it will continue to tighten its grip on narcotics distributors throughout the country.In January, a combined total of 477 kilograms of cocaine and 994 kilograms of cannabis were destroyed at Yarrowkabra, Linden-Soesdyke Highway, by representatives from CANU, the National Anti-Narcotics Agency (NANA) and the Guyana Forensic Science Laboratory (GFSL).Further, a total of 132 kilograms of cocaine and 440 kilograms of cannabis were destroyed by the police, while 45 kilograms of cocaine and 554 kilograms of cannabis were also destroyed by CANU in other areas. A combined street value of the narcotics amounted to $513,310,940.Meanwhile, the arrests to the two men came days after members of the Guyana Police Force arrested one man following the discovery of a large quantity of ganja along the Weldaad Public Road, West Coast Berbice, on Friday evening last.It was reported that on the day in question, Police ranks observed a vehicle which was heading to Georgetown stop a short distance away from a roadblock.Soon after, two men were seen in a nearby street with two large bags. As such, the police approached the vehicle and the men. Upon seeing the ranks, the two men dropped the bags and escaped.When the policemen inspected the bag, 13 parcels of cannabis were found. Further checks nearby also revealed nine other parcels of ganja. The illegal substance was weighed and amounted to 55.9 kilograms (123 lbs). The vehicle was searched but nothing illegal or unlawful was found.last_img

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