A young Linden taxi driver and two of his passengers were arrested this afternoon with over two pounds of foreign marijuana in the car.
The car usually works the Linden to Georgetown route.
According to a statement from CANU, acting on information it received, its officers began conducting a surveillance exercise close to the Linden mini-bus park in Georgetown this afternoon and identified two persons entering the taxi.
The taxi was followed out of town and along the East Bank Demerara corridor, eventually turning onto the Linden Soesdyke Highway.
The vehicle was stopped and a search unearthed a brick-like object suspected of containing narcotics concealed in the car.
The car along with the driver and occupants were escorted to CANU headquarters where the illegal drug was tested and determined to be foreign marijuana aka “poppy”.
CANU said the marijuana weighed just over 2.6 pounds and carries a street value of $1 million. An investigation is being conducted while the driver and his two passengers remain in CANU’s custody.