Three men – two Brazilians and one Guyanese – were on Sunday arrested following the discovery of a quantity of marijuana at a house in St Ignatius Village, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo).
According to reports received, Police ranks, acting on information, went to the house and conducted a search during which 1.610 kilograms of marijuana was discovered.
The three detained men, who were in the house at the time, are assisting with investigations. The Guyana Police Force has stepped up its anti-drug campaign in an attempt to get drug dealers off the streets.
Only recently, the Police have made a number of successful raids resulting in several persons being placed before the courts.
On Saturday last, Police ranks intercepted a motor vehicle during a road block exercise with more than seven kilograms of cannabis.
Based on reports received, the Police ranks conducted a search of the vehicle and several plastic bags were found in various sections of the vehicle with seeds, leaves and stems suspected to be that of marijuana.
The driver was arrested and taken to the Number 51 Police Station where the drug was weighed in his presence. He is expected to be charged shortly.