Agents of the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit have taken a shipping broker into custody following the discovery of 147 pounds of cocaine in rice shipments that were about to leave Guyana for Belgium.
According to a statement from CANU, the shipment of cocaine was found concealed in sealed 45kg bags of rice.
CANU and the Guyana Revenue Authority’s Container Control Program collaborated on the search and seizure of the cocaine.
The raid reportedly started at the John Fernandes wharf on Water Street on Friday, but the discovery of the cocaine was made on Saturday.
According to CANU, “the exercise saw the unloading and searching of five rice filled twenty foot containers. The containers were scheduled to leave Guyana the evening of the said Friday 27th October, 2017.”
Other persons are likely to be questioned as part of the cocaine discovery probe.