[www.inewsguyana.com] – Two Guyanese are among four persons that were arrested by Brazilian law enforcement on Monday, February 16 after attempting to smuggle 25 kilograms of cannabis into the neighbouring country.
The four accused were subsequently taken before the Brazilian courts and charged for trafficking and association for trafficking and were remanded to prison.
The Guyanese men have been identified as Eric Eldon Bobb, 34, and Clyve Lloyd King, 38. The Brazilians were identified as José Rodrigues Montague, 58, and Marlene Magdalene Romao, 39 years-old.
According to reports, they were arrested in the act on the morning of Monday, by agents of the DRE Operations Section (Narcotics Enforcement Police).
Police said that the received an anonymous tip which led them to the location of the two vehicles along with a motorcycle.
The officials seized 44 wrappers of marijuana, weighing 25 kilos of the drug hidden in the linings of the doors of two vehicles which originated from Guyana.Officials are reported to have said that this is the largest seizure of cannabis drugs in 2015.
It was also note that the four persons arrested are known as a gang that was bringing drug neighboring country, Guyana and spraying this drug in sales and distribution points in Boa Vista and also often making a corridor to Manaus.