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Mahdia-bound miner nabbed with ganja – Guyana Times

Arrested: Selwyn Barker

A miner identified as Selwyn Barker of Laing Avenue, Georgetown, found himself in hot water after he was found to be in possession of a bag containing 1360 grams of ganja on Monday.
According to reports, Barker was arrested during a stop and search operation at the Bamia checkpoint along the Linden-Soesdyke Highway.
He was reportedly a passenger in a Route 72 minibus en-route to Mahdia, Region Eight.
During the operation, the officers instructed the driver and nine passengers to disembark the vehicle with their belongings.
All complied except for Barker, who exited the bus without his belongings and ran towards the eastern side of the highway, claiming he needed to urinate.
While searching the interior of the bus, the officers found a bag on the floor in front of the third seat, the same seat where Barker had been sitting. Barker returned to the bus at this point and denied ownership of the bag, but the driver was confident that it belonged to Barker.

The ganja that was found in the miner’s possession

In Barker’s presence, the bag was opened, and the cannabis was found.
He was arrested and taken to the Mackenzie Police Station where the ganja was weighed and amounted to 1360 grams.
During further questioning, the suspect verbally admitted that the bag was indeed his. He remains in custody pending charges.

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