Police dump millions of dollars in cocaine


Police on Thursday dumped more than 517 kilograms of cocaine, worth millions of dollars, 16 miles offshore into the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Guyana.

Intercepted cocaine being prepared to be destroyed
Intercepted cocaine being prepared to be destroyed

The cocaine dumped was seized in cases already concluded in the Magistrate’s Courts and it is understood that the remainder of the cocaine seized by the Police over the years will be disposed of when those cases are completed.

The cocaine destroyed was found by members of the Force over a two-year period. It was found at various ports and transit points across Guyana, especially at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri, East Bank Demerara; at the Ogle International Airport, East Coast Demerara, and at city wharves.

Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum explained that most of the illegal drugs that were destroyed were from cases that were being appealed over the years in the court, while the remaining quantity was from persons who pleaded guilty to their cases over a two-year period.

Blanhum remained resolute that he and other officers from the Police Anti-Narcotics Branch of the Force will continue to work even harder to stretch the long arm of the law in the fight against nacro-trafficking in Guyana.



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