Almost four weeks after more than 11 tons of cocaine arrived in Belgium from Guyana, local investigators continue to draw a blank with their probe.
While a number of persons have been questioned as part of the probe, there have been no charges and the shipper of the container that was found with the cocaine remains on the run without a trace.
The Head of Guyana’s Customs Anti Narcotics Unit, James Singh, today told News Source that there are new leads being followed but he could not provide any information on those leads.
Both the Guyana Police Force and CANU have issued wanted bulletins for the prime suspect in the bust, Marlon Primo. He was listed as the shipper of the container that was found with the cocaine.
Guyana has since alerted Interpol on the search for the man since it is suspected that he may be out of Guyana.
The bust has forced the Government to once again suspend the export of scrap metal. The cocaine was found stashed behind a false steel wall of scrap metal. The shipper of the container was involved in the scrap metal trade for a number of years.
Authorities in Belgium have made a number of arrests in connection with the bust and have also been working along with their Guyanese counterparts.
The 11.5 tons of cocaine carried a street value of more than US$1 Billion.