The US Drug Enforcement Administration is assisting Guyana’s Customs Anti Narcotics Unit with the local end of the Belgium cocaine bust that has been traced to Guyana.
Head of CANU, James Singh told News Source this morning that the DEA and CANU are working on a joint team probing the shipment of the more than 11 tons of cocaine from Guyana.
The CANU Head said three persons including Customs Officers and a Broker remain in custody as part of the probe.
The Customs Officers held are the ones who would have overlooked the shipment and were working at the container scanner on the day that the shipment was loaded.
The CANU Head also said he was waiting on the Guyana Revenue Authority to provide the images from the container scanner that should have been taken on the day of the loading and shipment.
The images were reportedly deleted but the GRA has called in some experts to retrieve the images from a back-up system, sources have indicated.
Meanwhile, CANU is still on the hunt for local scrap metal exporter, Marlon Primo.
The shipment of the container was made in his name. The man has not been seen or heard from since the bust took place.
CANU has carried out searches at three of his properties so far and a wanted bulletin has been issued for his arrest.
The container with more than $220 Billion worth of cocaine departed Guyana on the 25th of September. It was tracked all the way to Belgium and has been linked to a major drug gang in that country.
The investigators there have described the bust as the largest overseas drug bust in the country’s history.