A boat carrying an estimated $30 million worth of marijuana was found by Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) personnel in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) on Friday.
CANU reported that its officers collaborated with the Guyana Police Force in a joint operation near a koker in Number 52 Village, Corentyne, Berbice.
During the operation, the officers spotted a boat occupied by three individuals, and realising the presence of CANU officers, they deserted the vessel and fled. Upon inspecting the boat, officers discovered numerous parcels suspected to be cannabis, concealed within larger bags.
The vessel, along with the suspected narcotic, was transported to CANU’s Berbice office. Subsequent testing confirmed the substance as cannabis, weighing approximately 296.5 lbs (almost 134.49 kg), with an estimated local street value of around $30 million.
Ongoing investigations are being conducted into the matter.
Just a day ago, Guyana Times also reported that ranks from CANU unearthed 11.5 kilograms (25 lbs) of cocaine in a Route 31 minibus on Friday.
Reports are that CANU officers conducted an intelligence-led operation in Providence, East Bank Demerara, where they intercepted the minibus bearing registration number, BLL 179.
According to CANU, a subsequent search of the minibus, which only had one occupant at the time, led to the discovery of 10 brick-like parcels.
The 33-year-old man of Mon Desir, Canal No 2, West Bank Demerara, was arrested and escorted to CANU’s Headquarters along with the narcotic. The narcotic tested positive for cocaine. According to CANU, the approximate street value of the cocaine is $12M.