As the search continues for the shipper of the container from Guyana that was later busted in Belgium with 11.5 tons of cocaine, Guyana’s Customs Anti-Narcotics Agency and the Belgian Police and the US Drug Enforcement Administration are working closely together with the investigations.
Senior officials at CANU indicated today that while there are no leads in the search for the shipper Marlon Primo, CANU investigators are cooperating with their counterparts from the DEA and in Belgium.
There has been no new arrest in the local investigations although a number of possible additional suspects are being looked at.
Two staffers of the Guyana Revenue Authority who were on duty at the container scanner when the cocaine packed container made its way through, remain in custody.
Two other persons who were initially arrested have since been released but have to make regular visits to the CANU headquarters.
Investigators are tightlipped about their probe and sources close to the probe have indicated to News Source that more than a dozen persons locally could be implicated in the cocaine shipment as the probe widens.
The US$1 Billion worth of cocaine arrived in Belgium last Wednesday from Guyana, triggering major investigations in the two countries.
The DEA which has an office here in Guyana is assisting with the local probe.