Guyanese man convicted in New York over cocaine in shrimp shipment

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NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. The jury didn’t buy this guy’s fish story.

The owner of a company that imports fish from Guyana was convicted Friday in Brooklyn Federal Court of smuggling 250 kilos of cocaine in a frozen shrimp-laden shipping container.

Heralall Sukdeo was convicted Friday for smuggling 250 kilos of cocaine in a shipment of frozen shrimp from Guayana. (JESSE WARD/ NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)
Heralall Sukdeo was convicted Friday for smuggling 250 kilos of cocaine in a shipment of frozen shrimp from Guyana. (JESSE WARD/ NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

Heeralall Sukdeo claimed he was duped by a relative who is in the fish business, too, and was left holding the bag after the feds found the bricks hidden inside blocks of ice.

“The defendant is a drug smuggler,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan Harris told the jury, “and he was caught red-handed.”

The cocaine, valued at over $8 million, was shipped from Georgetown, Guyana, and arrived at the Red Hook pier in June 2015.

The agents were unable to repack the frozen shrimp in the 20-foot container and substituted a 40-foot container which they placed under surveillance.

The much larger shipping container apparently did not arouse Sukdeo’s suspicion when he flew in from Guyana to pick up the load.

Sukdeo’s $500,000 bail was revoked after the verdict.

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  1. They should seize everything this fools owns ,lock his dumb greedy behind up and throw away the keys what a disgraceful piece of crap.Also investigate his wife and kids and throw them in jail too.

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