A youth cricketer and his girlfriend were on Sunday arrested after more than nine kilograms (kg) of cocaine were discovered in a house at Delph Avenue, Campbellville, Georgetown.
Based on reports received, ranks of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) swooped down on the house and conducted a search of the premises, unearthing nine well wrapped rectangular packages hidden in a cooking gas cylinder that had a false bottom.
The house, this publication understands, belongs to a well-known drug dealer with whom the cricketer is presently employed.
According to well-placed source, the “businessman” had previous brushes with the law.
However, after the discovery of the cocaine was made, the teenagers were taken to CANU Headquarters where the illegal drug was weighed and amounted to more than 20 pounds.
The teens are reportedly cooperating with members of the drug enforcement unit.
Only a few months ago, race car driver, Nazim Gafoor; ace rider, Steven Vieira; and two others were charged in connection with the recent discovery of $550 million worth of cocaine in dressed lumber at Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo.