Cocaine, ammo seized in drug bust; Barry Dataram, others arrested

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Barry Dataram
Barry Dataram

[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Customs Anti – Narcotics Unit (CANU) were able to seize over 225lbs of cocaine, along with ammunition and cash during a raid in a house at Diamond, East Bank Demerara on Thursday evening, April 16.

iNews understands that the cocaine was found in frozen seafood and in loose form; it is believed that the illegal substance was being packaged for trafficking out of Guyana.

Found in the house with the illegal items was Barry Dataram, who had successfully fought off an extradition attempt to the United States a few years ago after he was named in US court documents as a drug dealer.

His wife and three other persons were also arrested during the raid. In recent months, there have been a number of drug busts at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport and the JFK Airport in New York.

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