Tattoo artist arrested with ganja in Berbice

Police ranks in Berbice on Saturday arrested a tattoo artist from Rose Hall Town with 436 grams of marijuana during a cordon and search operation.

The ranks, acting on information received, went to the home of 29-year-old Nicholson Samaroo, at Mattai Street, Rose Hall Town.

A statement from Police Headquarters noted that as the ranks arrived at the gate, Samaroo was seen standing about five feet away.

He reportedly picked up a bulky pink plastic and threw it into a clump of bushes.

One of the ranks opened the plastic bag in the presence of Samaroo, and it was found to contain a quantity of leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be cannabis.

Samaroo was told of the offence committed and cautioned. He was arrested and taken to the Rose Hall Town Police Station where the cannabis was weighed.

Samaroo was placed into custody and is slated to be charged.