GRA intercepts boat with 6000lbs of smuggled chicken

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As it continues to crack down on smuggling activities in Guyana, the Guyana Revenue Authority’s (GRA) Law Enforcement and Investigation Division (LEID) intercepted and seized a boat loaded with smuggled chicken in the vicinity of Annandale/Buxton, East Coast Demerara (ECD).

The seizure reportedly occurred between Friday evening and Saturday morning.

Reports are that GRA officers, acting on information, travelled to the area where they saw the boat in a waterway.

INews understands that as officers arrived at the location, the occupants of the vessel escaped, leaving the smuggled items behind.

It was reported that over 6000 pounds of chicken with the Rockingham label was discovered in the speedboat.

When contacted on Sunday, Commander of Region 4 C, Mahendra Siwnarine said that the Police Force was not a part of the operations.

He said GRA contacted them after the boat was intercepted but by the time ranks arrived at the location, the suspects had already disappeared.