Police at Bamia Checkpoint in Region Ten, Guyana, made two separate drug busts on Monday, confiscating two kilograms of cocaine and 1.3 kilograms of marijuana. The drugs were discovered in the luggage of two passengers traveling on different minibuses.
The first bust occurred around 12:40 p.m. when police were conducting a search on a bus traveling from Lethem, Region Nine, to Georgetown. During the search, officers found a pink plastic bag containing cocaine concealed in a haversack belonging to Dolon Oliver Vanderstoop, a 27-year-old from Strathspey, East Coast Demerara. Vanderstoop was immediately arrested and taken to the Mackenzie Police Station.
In the second bust, which took place at 1:30 p.m., police stopped a bus heading to Madhia with ten passengers on board. During the search, officers discovered a bag containing marijuana underneath a seat where Selwyn Barker, a resident of Laing Avenue, Georgetown, was sitting. Initially, Barker denied ownership of the bag.
Both Vanderstoop and Barker are now in police custody, and further investigations are underway.