UPDATE: 10 arrested after cocaine found in frozen fish at CJIA
Police say at about 02:10 hrs. today, June 08, 2016, ranks of the Police Narcotics Branch intercepted and seized six kilograms and forty-four grams of cocaine in a cargo shipment of frozen fish at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri.
The said shipment consisted of several boxes.
The bust comes as the Guyana Police Force (GPF) is intensifying its efforts to clamp down on the scourge of drug trafficking.
The Police have since detained ten (10) persons who are assisting with the investigations into the matter.
The consignment of frozen fish was destined for the United States of America. The seizure comes as the Guyana Police Force intensifies its efforts to clamp down on the scourge of drug trafficking.
Police are continuing their investigations.
Only last month, Sarfraz Jalaladeen, 30, of Riverview, Ruimveldt, Georgetown, was busted at the CJIA with almost 12 pounds of cocaine in milk powder packets. He was sentenced to serve four years in prison and fined $16.3 million.
Reports are that the welder who was travelling for the first time to the United States via a Caribbean Airlines flight was intercepted by members of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit after they became suspicious after noticing several packets of what appeared to be powdered milk in the man’s suitcases.
A closer examination revealed that the milk packets were resealed and a further check was undertaken. It was then that the ranks realised that the contents of the packets were cocaine. He was arrested and taken to CANU headquarters where the illegal substance was weighed and proved to be just over 6kg.
The suspect told CANU ranks that he was promised US$7000 to traffic the illegal substance to New York but did not say if he was paid an advance.