Smuggled chicken, alcohol, ganja seized by GRA, CANU
An operation jointly conducted between the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) and the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has resulted in a quantity of uncustomed goods and narcotics being seized in East Berbice, Region Six.
The operation was conducted on Friday at the #59 Village Public Road, Corentyne Berbice. According to CANU, during the exercise, officers uncovered 45 boxes of frozen chicken and 25 boxes of Smirnoff ice beer, as well as a quantity of suspected cannabis hidden among the items in a motor vehicle.
Four individuals were arrested and escorted to CANU Headquarters, along with the seized items. The suspected narcotics was tested and weighed at CANU Headquarters and found to be cannabis weighing 22.4 grams.
Meanwhile, the contraband items were handed over to GRA. Investigations are ongoing.
CANU has said these operations are aimed at dismantling the illegal smuggling of contraband goods and the trafficking of narcotics. This seizure came just after CANU had found an illegal firearm and a quantity of marijuana on Friday.
In a report CANU officers have said that during an operation in Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica), they discovered one CZ .32 pistol and a magazine containing five hollow-point bullets in the Sophia, Greater Georgetown area. In addition, several packets of marijuana were found.
As a result of the discovery, several individuals were arrested and taken to CANU Headquarters, where they are being questioned. (G9)