A quantity of contraband was found Wednesday night at New Amsterdam’s birthday, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), in what appeared to be an abandoned bag.

The cannabis and other items found in Prison NA

The discovery was made around 19:30h after a search was conducted in the northwest dormitory.
Officers noticed that a “salt bag” had been left on the north-west side of the compound and on examination found two cartons of cigarettes, a small amount of fronto leaves, and six packs of bamboo along with 17 bulky parcels. n contains a number of leaves, seeds and stems suspected of being cannabis.
The matter was reported to the Central Police Station, to which the suspected cannabis was transferred. It was weighed and counted to 1730 grams. Police are continuing the investigation.
Earlier on Monday, two inmates were found from Lusignan Prison with a quantity of ganja and several contraband items following a raid. According to Police, prison officers conducted a search for the two inmates when they found 490 grams of cannabis in their possession.
Officers also uncovered one cellphone, one ear piece, 29 packs of cigarettes, several Ziploc bags, 12 smoking papers, a quantity of tobacco leaves, and $ 30,000. Following the discovery, the suspected cannabis was weighed in the presence of the inmates.
An investigation into the discovery was also launched, and the items and detainees were taken to the Surveillance Police Station. (G12)

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