Two in court for possession of over $90,000 in marijuana

Two men are expected to appear before a Rio Claro Magistrate today, jointly charged with possession of $90,000 worth in marijuana, for the purpose of trafficking.

Devenish Balkissoon, 23, a labourer, and Jameel Khan, 21, both of Pascal Road, Rio Claro, were arrested by officers of the Rio Claro CID and Eastern Division Task Force, Area South, around 11:00pm, on Monday 23rd July, 2018.

They were held in Navet Village, after the black Mazda 323 motor vehicle they were travelling in was stopped and searched.

The search resulted in officers discovering a black plastic bag containing approximately nine kilogrammes of marijuana on the rear passenger seat.

Balkissoon and Khan were charged by PC Dawood Ali, of the Rio Claro Task Force, on Tuesday 24th July, 2018.

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