Five persons are now in police custody and will have to answer drug trafficking charges when they appear in court today. They were all arrested following police raids conducted on two Third Avenue, Bartica, residences on Wednesday.
According to reliable information reaching this publication, the tactical operations, which were
spearheaded by Assistant Superintendent Rudolph Banwarie, unearthed several grammes of cocaine which is reportedly an unusual find in the Region Seven locale. This publication was told that while there have been raids in the past that led to quantities of marijuana; the recent find was surprising to even some of the enforcement officers.
Reports are that the Assistant Superintendent, acting on information received, was able to lead a team of police ranks to the buildings in question. There, quantities of the prohibitive substance were detected and the five individuals, including a married couple, were arrested for trafficking in cocaine.
The separate raids occurred around noon on Wednesday, and those arrested are currently in custody at the Bartica Police Station assisting with further investigation.
According to some concerned persons, drug trafficking in the Bartica area has been one of immense worry to them. It is for this reason that moves have been made to collaborate closely with Officer in Charge (OC) of the Bartica Police Station, (Assistant Superintendent Banwarie) in order to curb the disturbing practice. This is in light of the fact that the OC has long declared a zero tolerance stance to the use of illegal substances.
The Assistant Superintendent has also been clamping down on the use of alcohol, particularly by under-age patrons. This was particularly evident when the Guyana Teachers’ Union Bartica Branch hosted its annual inter-school championship sports event at the Bartica Secondary School ground. At the event it was observed that vendors were selling alcohol to students which prompted the OC to engage action to have those vendors removed.
The move was lauded by residents and the Bartica Interim Management Committee/Neighbourhood Democratic Council (IMC/NDC).
According to a statement issued by the IMC/NDC in this regard, “this move and effort by the police is highly commendable…the efforts by the police to minimise the level of alcohol use by the young people and helping to bring to our attention (to the fact) that there is still need to have alcohol free zones.”
Moreover, the statement added that the “IMC/NDC thanks the police for their efforts in helping to make our community a better place.”
It was also noted by the IMC/NDC that the police in the Region Seven community have been realising continued successes in their efforts to provide safety and security.
The consistent intervening measures organised and implemented by the police are also being lauded by a number of Bartica residents who have openly vocalised their appreciation for the dedicated and efficient service they are afforded.
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