Cocaine under vehicle bust: 5 in custody released

The suspected cocaine retrieved from under the shipper’s vehicle last week

The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) have released a shipper under whose vehicle over seven kilograms of cocaine was reportedly found last week at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA).

CANU’s prosecutor, Koniyo Sandiford-Thompson told this publication on Wednesday that they released the man since nothing “conclusive” was found.

“We didn’t find anything conclusive…So we’re treating it as a seizure; unless we get something new,” Sandiford-Thompson said.

Reports are at about 23:00h on July 2, CANU ranks stationed at the CJIA discovered the cocaine under the vehicle of the shipper. At the time, the vehicle was parked inside the compound of the CJIA CAMEX Bond at Timehri.

It was reported that the businessman was scheduled to ship ground provision and pumpkins on a cargo flight OJ 258, which is destined for Canada. After the suspected cocaine was found, the businessman along with four other males were taken into custody.

All five men have since been released.

Nevertheless, investigations are ongoing.


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