A 23-year-old taxi driver is now in the custody of Police after he was on Saturday afternoon found to be in possession of 13,800 grams of compressed cannabis.The bust was made at around 17:00h, as ranks were conducting a routine ‘stop and search’ operation in the vicinity of the Weldaad Police Station on the WestSeventeen taped parcels containing 13,800 grams of compressed marijuana were found in the carCoast of Berbice.According to reports, the man, from Burnt Bush Dam, East Canje, East Berbice, was observed making a sudden about-turn upon observing the ranks at the roadblock, and was accordingly pursued and detained. A search carried out on his motor vehicle revealed seventeen taped parcels containing the illegal substance. As such, he was taken into Police custody, and is expected to appear in court today to answer a of cannabis possession for the purpose of trafficking.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted he is targeting a transfer deadline day swoop for another top striker to replace injured frontman Olivier Giroud.The north London club confirmed this week that France international Giroud is set for a lengthy stint on the sidelines after undergoing surgery on a broken ankle, and is unlikely to return to action before the New Year.That leaves £35million summer signing Alexis Sanchez plus youngsters Yaya Sanogo and Joel Campbell at Wenger’s disposal up front, though the back-up duo are still largely untried at the top level.The Gunners have been linked with a sensational late move for unsettled Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani.And, asked if his priority ahead of Monday’s fast-approaching 11pm deadline is to strengthen his attacking options, Wenger admitted: “Yes, because we have a big injury there.“But we still have plenty of players on our bench with a lot of quality, today we had Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jack Wilshere, Lukas Podolski, Tomas Rosicky, Calum Chambers and Joel Campbell.“We’re still working very hard but it doesn’t depend only on us, you need all three parties to agree.“We are open, we work on it, but let’s not fool ourselves; Man City lost against Stoke and had strikers, it’s not just about buying one player.“But we want to and we are open to it. The pressure to buy is always there, we have to live with that, we try our best.”The Gunners’ lack of flair in front of goal was evident as they could only manage a 1-1 draw against Premier League newcomers Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Sunday.Sanchez opened the scoring after 20 minutes though the Foxes immediately equalised through Leonardo Ulloa, and Wenger believes the injury to commanding centre-back Laurent Koscielny in the first-half had a lasting effect on the whole team.He added: “After the injury to Koscielny we lacked that bit of sharpness and creativity to transform our possession into goals.“We weren’t cautious enough at the end, we could have maybe lost the game because we wanted to win so much.“Having three away games in the last two weeks, at Besiktas, Everton and here at Leicester, you could see we were mentally a bit jaded.”