Police come under fire following cocaine bust at CJIA

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By Leroy Smith

cocaine[www.inewsguyana.com] – It was high definition drama on the West Coast Demerara on Sunday afternoon (May 10) when ranks from the Police Narcotics Branch came under fire from a businessman whom they were approaching to effect an arrest in connection with a cocaine bust at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport.

The businessman was identified only as “Mohamed” who usually engages in the business of exporting frozen and other items out of the Guyana, mainly to the United States.

Information reaching this publication stated that the businessman asked one of his employees [name given] to oversee a shipment of frozen shrimp which was scheduled to be loaded on a Caribbean Airlines Flight at the CJIA when he was observed acting in a suspicious manner by ranks of the Guyana Police Force Narcotics Branch.

The labourer was questioned and his shipment was examined when ranks found a total of 48 parcels of cocaine lying in eight different boxes beneath the frozen shrimp.

The substance was tested and weighed at 154 pounds. Police sources told iNews that they then visited the businessman’s home in La Jealousie, West Coast Demerara when he discharged rounds at them from inside the house.

After the police called for backup and surrounded the house, the businessman surrendered.



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