Over 67 kilos of cocaine unearthed in rice destined for Belgium; broker in custody

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A collaboration between the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) and operatives from the Container Control Program (CCP) unearthed over 67 kilograms of suspected cocaine concealed randomly in sealed 45kg bags of rice destined for export to Belgium, Western Europe.

According to information provided by CANU, “the raid commenced at the John Fernandes Wharf, Water Street Georgetown since Friday 27th October, 2017, and the finding was uncovered the following day Saturday 28th October, 2017, just before lunch.”

The exercise saw the unloading and searching of five (5) rice filled twenty foot containers.

The containers were scheduled to leave Guyana the evening of the said Friday, October, 27, 2017.

“The broker responsible for the shipment was taken into custody and is assisting in the investigations” CANU said in a statement.

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