Boat captain busted with over 2kg cocaine at Bartica

Police in Bartica has arrested a boat captain who had 2.609kg of cocaine in his possession at the Bartica Ferry Stelling in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).

Based on information released, at about 14:40h on Friday, ranks contacted a boat captain who was, at the time, an inbound passenger on a speed boat from Parika.

He was taken to the Bartica Police Station where they conducted a search on a dark blue haversack that he was carrying and found four black plastic bags each containing 22 transparent plastic bags with several large pieces of whitish rock-like substance that is suspected to be cocaine.

The suspected cocaine was weighed and amounted to 2kg, 609 grams.

He was taken into custody and subsequently told police that he had collected the cocaine from a “red man” at Parika and was to deliver it to another named person of Bartica.

The named prospective receiver was also arrested and placed in custody. He has so far denied the allegation.

The cocaine has been lodged as investigations continue.