Two persons who were on board a cocaine carrying vessel are in the custody of the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit after 209 pounds of the illegal substance was found aboard the vessel.
The bust was made on Monday by the Coast Guard of the Guyana Defence Force during a patrol of the Pomeroon river. Charges have not yet been filed in the case as the investigations are ongoing.
The suspects were handed over to CANU as the drug enforcement agency took the lead in the investigations.
In its brief statement on the bust, CANU did not indicate whether the vessel is a local or foreign one or whether the men arrested are Guyanese.
CANU has promised to make more details available soon.