Collymore Scipio, a 72-year-old pensioner of Stanley town, West Bank Demerara, Guyana, was arrested on Friday, 24th November 2023, for the possession of cocaine.
Scipio, who is also known as ‘David, ‘ was arrested around 8:20 in the morning.
According to the source, as soon as the officials received the news, they responded to the matter immediately by approaching Scipio.
When the police officials approached Scipio, he was in the near surrounding of the Police Outpost at Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara.
Moreover, Scipio had a bulky black plastic bag with him.
On searching of the bag, the officials found:
– Four pieces of whitish, rock-like substance, which was suspected to be cocaine.
When the police officials weighed that suspected cocaine, it almost weighed equal to 23 grams.
Subsequently, the accused was apprehended and taken to the Parfaite Harmonie Police Station.
Furthermore, investigations into the matter are still ongoing and Scipio has been placed into custody.
Considering the age of the accused, people reacted differently on this matter:
One person commented: Grandpa, at this age, you are going to fetch medication. Oh, come on, you never think about the consequences if you get caught. All the best.
Another person commented: Money has to be made. When you live all your life and don’t care for wet weather, you try to take chances at this old age to make up for the dry weather waste. Sorry, you had to go through this now, big man.
Moreover, such cases of possession of cannabis are not new in Guyana, as just a month ago, a new case was witnessed where the officials found several bulky parcels of suspected cannabis.
When the officials found that bag of cannabis, they transported it immediately to CANU Headquarters. Subsequently, the cannabis was tested and it was discovered as a “Creepy Weed”.
On weighing the cannabis, it almost weighed equal to 9.6 kg.
One more case was registered where a tattoo artist was apprehended for the possession of Marijuana. A bag was found from him and on searching the bag, the officials found a quality of seeds, a few quantities of stems and a few quantities of leaves that were suspected to be cannabis.
The citizens of Guyana said that increasing cases of possession of drugs should be combated and there is a need to take stringent actions in order to reduce crime rates.