On Wednesday, at about 05:00hrs, ranks from Vreed-en-Hoop Police Station went to Swan Street Squatting Area, Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara, where they arrested two persons. They were caught with cocaine and marijuana.

On arrival at the house in Pouderoyen, ranks conducted a search on the occupants, 59-year-old Bibi Zamoon Zamal, a domestic worker, and 33-year-old Travis Gilbert, a taxi driver.

Cops found a black string tied to a board in the kitchen area which led under the house to a beam. The ranks pulled on the string and observed that it was attached to two bulky transparent plastic bags. One of the bags contained cocaine, while the other contained several brown paper parcels of cannabis.

They were told of the offences committed and under caution, Bibi replied saying: ”I selling de cocaine and weed because I sickly and I can’t work”, while Gilbert chipped in saying: “We hussling and don’t do crime”.

The ranks carried out another search on Travis Gilbert and $14,080 (GY currency) was found in his right side pants pocket. A brown handbag that was on Bibi’s bed had $589,020 inside.

The suspects were arrested and escorted to the Vreed-en-Hoop Police Station where the cocaine was weighed and it amounted to 73 grams. The cannabis amounted to 2 grams. The drugs were placed into separate transparent plastic evidence bags, sealed, and lodged along with the cash for safekeeping.

The suspects were placed into custody pending charges.


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