6 busted with cocaine, ganja by CANU

Five men and a woman are now in custody after they were busted with a quantity of cocaine and marijuana by ranks of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU).
The first operation was done on Friday while CANU officers were conducting a surveillance operation in the vicinity of Church Street in Georgetown. While there, the report stated that ranks observed a suspicious transaction.

The 4 suspects who were arrested in Georgetown

As a result, the officers pursued one of the suspects to his residence at Smythe Street, Charlestown, where a subsequent search unearthed five brick-like parcels, amounting to 3.3 kilograms of cocaine, and two plastic bags containing 1.520 kilograms of cannabis.

The ganja and cocaine that were found in Georgetown

Javed Ragnauth, 28, and Samantha Nasemento, 32, of the said Smythe Street address, along with Yancy Garraway, 35, of Lot 2 North Road, Bourda, and Charles Jones, a 48-year-old miner of Four Miles Housing Scheme, Bartica, were all arrested.
Meanwhile, on Thursday, CANU officers conducted an operation in Central Lethem, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) during which they observed a black plastic bag hidden in a clump of bushes in an alley.

The two suspects found at Rupununi

The narcotics were retrieved and taken to CANU’s Lethem Office, where they tested positive for cannabis and amounted to 600 grams. So far, no one was arrested.

The ganja found at Rupununi

Also on that same day, CANU ranks intercepted a vehicle with two occupants on the Rupununi Road in Central Lethem. The vehicle, which had a Brazilian licence plate, was searched and 40 grams of cannabis was found concealed in a haversack.
There, two Brazilian nationals, Romario Da Cunha Watson Dosantos, and Ken Perry of Maruranau Village, South Rupununi, were both arrested. The men are expected to be charged shortly.