Acting on a tip, cops went to the Bartica Stelling after noon yesterday where they contacted a 35-year-old housewife of Vergenoegen, East Bank Essequibo and a 14-year-old girl who had just disembarked an incoming speedboat.


The rank escorted them to Bartica Police Station where a search was conducted on the 35-year-old woman who was carrying a brown haversack. A bulky parcel wrapped with black plastic and transparent tape was found in the haversack. The parcel was cut open and ranks found inside a quantity of cannabis leaves, seeds and stems.


The woman was cautioned by the police rank after which she admitted ownership of the suspected marijuana.


The narcotic was weighed in her presence and amounted to 438 grams.


The woman was placed into custody.


Meanwhile, the 14-year-old girl was interviewed regarding the ‘trafficking’ information received and she revealed that she and the 35-year-old woman are friends.


The girl said she was told by the woman that she was being taken to Blue Mountain Backdam to work at a shop to sell alcoholic beverages.


A Child Care and Protection Officer was notified along with the TIP unit at CID Headquarters and an investigation is underway.


The 14-year-old girl is currently with the Child Care and Protection Agency as investigations continue.


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