Agents of the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit arrested a 27-year-old Herstelling, East Bank Demerara man on Monday following the discovery of a large quantity of marijuana and a shotgun.
In a statement, CANU said the man, Malik Forde, was held during an operation in the Herstelling area which saw the discovery of more than 9 pounds of marijuana and an unlicensed shotgun at the man’s premises.
The marijuana was found in three packages and is believed to carry a street value of $1.6 million.
The marijuana and shotgun were confiscated by CANU ranks, while the man was taken into custody.
He was told of the offences related to the illegal drugs and firearms and is expected in Court soon.