5 in custody after cocaine found under shipper’s vehicle at CJIA

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Agents of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) are currently questioning five suspects including a shipper after a quantity of cocaine was found under his vehicle at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri (CJIA).

The suspected cocaine retrieved from under the shipper’s vehicle

According to information received, the drugs were found under the vehicle of shipper, Navindra Sarwan on Monday sometime around 23:00h by CANU ranks.

At the time, the vehicle was parked inside the compound of the CJIA CAMEX Bond at Timehri, East Bank Demerara.

It was reported that Sarwan was scheduled to ship ground provisions and pumpkins on a cargo flight OJ 258 destined for Canada.

After the suspected cocaine was found, Sarwan along with four other males were taken into custody pending investigations.

Meanwhile, the drugs were weighed and amounted to over seven kilograms.

Investigations are continuing.

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