The Guyana Police Force has alerted the International Police Organisation (Interpol) on its search for the Guyanese scrap metal dealer who is wanted for that 11.5-ton cocaine bust.
Senior Law Enforcement sources indicated to News Source today that Caribbean Countries have also been alerted on the search for the businessman, Marlon Primo.
The Customs Anti Narcotics Unit believes that Primo skipped the country just before the bust was made in Belgium last Wednesday.
Primo has been named as the shipper of the container that was found with the US$1 billion worth of cocaine on arrival in Belgium.
The local businessman was involved in the export of scrap metal for a number of years.
Local investigators are also seeking a number of other suspects as the probe into the international drug bust continues.
Three customs officers and a customs broker were arrested over the weekend as they were the ones who oversaw the loading and shipment of the container, including scanning, at the John Fernandes wharf here in Georgetown.
The large packets and parcels of cocaine were found stashed behind a fake metal wall in the container with pieces of scrap metal in front of it.
Based on how the container was packed, security experts have said it should have been easy for the officers on duty at the scanner to notice the difference in the materials in the container, once it went through the system.
A probe so far has found that some of the scanned images of the container were deleted. However, efforts have been made to retrieve those images from a back-up system.