A 19-year-old young man of Guarrata Village, Maracas, St Joseph, is today in police custody for possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.
During the hours of 9am and 12 noon today, officers of the Maracas/St Joseph Police Station, conducted a roving anti-crime exercise along Maracas Royal Road, Maracas, St Joseph. Upon reaching Guarratta Village, officers observed a young man placing several block shaped packages into a knapsack.
The young man noticed the officers and ran in the opposite direction causing a chase to ensue. Officers apprehended the boy a short distance away.
A search of the knapsack revealed four block-shaped packages wrapped in plastic.
Inspection of the packages revealed a quantity of marijuana amounting to 2.15 kilos. The marijuana was seized and the boy was arrested and conveyed to the Maracas/St Joseph Police Station.
He is expected to be charged later today.