An inmate who is currently serving time at the Mazaruni Prison, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) was nabbed with 158 grammes of cannabis sativa stems, leaves and seeds, inside of the crotch of his pants along with 252 grammes of the same substance concealed in plastic bags and hidden in the said prisoner’s “Tuck Shop” on Tuesday (yesterday) afternoon.
The discovery was made around 17:50h when Prison officials were conducting their daily checks inside and around the Mazaruni Prison and its compound.
According to a statement from the Guyana Police Force (GPF), the prison authorities observed the prisoner in question, “acting suspiciously.”
“A search was conducted on his person and in his pants crotch was found a black bulky parcel containing leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be cannabis. Further searches were done in the Tuck Shop of the said prison and two black bulky parcels containing a quantity of leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be cannabis were also found. The suspected narcotic was weighed in the prisoner’s presence and amounted to 158 grammes.”
The cops noted that the two (2) parcels were weighed separately and amounted to 252 grammes.