A 45-year-old man was on Tuesday busted with 495 grammes of cannabis at approximately 09:35h in the Bartica Arcade at First Avenue, Bartica.
They Break News understands that Police ranks acting on information went to the Bartica Arcade, where the suspect was seen carrying two bags.
It is alleged that upon seeing the Police ranks the man fled but was apprehended by the ranks who gave chase after him.
As a result, a search was conducted and one bulky parcel wrapped with transparent plastic was found in a bag he was carrying. Upon further examination, a quantity of leaves, seeds, and stems suspected to be cannabis sativa was found in the bag.
It was brought to his attention and he admitted ownership.
The suspected narcotic was weighed in his presence and it amounted to 495 grammes which is equivalent to one pound. The suspect was then placed in custody pending charges.