Couple found with 34 kilos of ganja during raid

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 06:45

A cou­ple from Mal­oney re­main in po­lice cus­tody af­ter be­ing held with 34.92 ki­los of mar­i­jua­na on Mon­day night.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, around 7.30 pm a group of po­lice of­fi­cers from the North­ern Di­vi­sion led by Sgt Rene Kat­wa­roo ex­e­cut­ed a search war­rant at an apart­ment at Build­ing 13 Mal­oney Gar­dens.

While they were ex­pect­ing to find an il­le­gal gun and am­mu­ni­tion dur­ing the search, po­lice found two cro­cus bags con­tain­ing 60 pack­ets of mar­i­jua­na. In­ves­ti­ga­tors es­ti­mate that the drugs have a street val­ue of $488,000.

The hus­band and wife, who are both in their 40s, were ar­rest­ed and were be­ing in­ter­ro­gat­ed by in­ves­ti­ga­tors up to last evening.

They are ex­pect­ed to be charged with mar­i­jua­na traf­fick­ing and tak­en to court lat­er this week.

Cpl Dami­an Ali is con­tin­u­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

- by Derek Achong