GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Oct. 8, CMC – A crew of three Guyanese and three Barbadians was arrested late Wednesday when agents from Guyana’s Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) seized 150 pounds of marijuana.
According to the Head of CANU, James Singh, no cocaine was found aboard the vessel named CV 1, which transports mostly agricultural produce.
Speaking with Demerara Waves Online, Singh said the seizure was part of an ongoing operation by the anti-drug agency, a department of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
“This was part of an ongoing investigation, and I am happy to see that it has borne fruit, and I am looking forward to supporting the current CANU team.”
It’s reported that the vessel was about to leave Guyana when anti-drug agents swooped down and found the drugs stashed in false compartments.
Singh said the bust was part of an ongoing investigation involving other partners in the fight against narco-trafficking.