Shipper released as probe continues into cocaine under vehicle
The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) has released a shipper under whose vehicle more than seven kilograms of cocaine was found last week at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA).
CANU Prosecutor Koniyo Sandiford-Thompson told Guyana Times on Wednesday that they released the man since nothing “conclusive” was determined.
“We didn’t find anything conclusive … So we’re treating it as a seizure; unless we get something new,” Sandiford-Thompson said.
Reports are about 23:00h on July 2, CANU ranks stationed at the CJIA discovered the cocaine under the vehicle of the shipper. At the time, the vehicle was parked inside the compound of the CJIA CAMEX Bond at Timehri.
It was reported that the businessman was scheduled to ship ground provisions and pumpkins on cargo flight OJ 258, which was destined for Canada. After the suspected cocaine was found, the businessman, along with four other males, was taken into custody.
All five men have since been released. Nevertheless, investigations are ongoing.