Police and Customs Anti Narcotics investigators are continuing their probe into the cocaine in charcoal bust even after the exporter behind the shipment has been charged and remanded to prison.
News Source understands that the agents believe that there may be several other people linked to the bust which took place on March 30, 2015.
Nearly 400 pounds of cocaine was found in several bags of coal on a container that was being prepared for export. The cocaine was wrapped in black plastic and made to look like the pieces of charcoal in the shipment. Agents said 392 pounds of the illegal substance was found in the bags. There were 2900 bags of coal in the 40 ft container being prepared for shipment.
The container was flagged for inspection since early March but it was not until this past week that the agents were able to carry out the full inspection at Silver Hill on the Linden Soesdyke Highway. It was during the inspection that the bust was made.
Investigators are convinced that there may be several other people in and out of Guyana who may be linked to the cocaine cargo and past shipping records of the exporter are expected to be examined as part of the probe.
The exporter Collin Prescott who is a businessman from Silver Hill, Linden Soesdyke Highway was arrested and charged in connection with the bust.
He was the one preparing the container for shipment. The 58 year old man told the court through his attorney that he is a father of 29.
Prescott’s case has been transferred to the Christianburg Magistrates’ Court in Linden although the bust took place out of Linden and out of Region 10.
Filed: 4th April, 2015