Miner offers Police $200,000 to drop narco charge

first_imgA 30-year-old miner, who attempted to bribe Police officers when he was found in possession of a quantity of marijuana on Sunday was arrested and is expected to be charged shortly. Reports are the suspect of Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara, works in the interior, and at the time of his arrest was in a house at 4th Avenue, Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni/Mazaruni), when the Police swopped down on the premises.The Police had reportedly received a tip about illegal activities being conducted at the premises and carried out the raid. It was during the raid that 133 grams of cannabis stored in ziplock bags were unearthed.Following the discovery, the suspect allegedly offered the officers $200,000 as an inducement to forego the narcotics charge. He is presently in Police custody assisting with investigations.It is believed that the suspect was part of a ring that traffics the illegal substance into several mining locations.The Police have intensified investigations into the names of those who might be involved in the racket.last_img read more