By Tracey Khan – Drakes
The drug is estimated to be in the millions, according to a source. The illegal substance was discovered in 1,400 bags of charcoal while the container housing it was being scanned for foreign objects.
iNews understands that 56 – year – old businessman is a Timber exporter and according to reports, he packed the coals into a container at Sliver Hill, Linden before transporting same to the city wharf.
Well-placed sources confirmed that the bust was a joint operation between the Custom Anti-Narcotics Unit and the Guyana Police Force who were tipped off.
At the moment, ranks from both agencies are still at the wharf where the bags of coals are being searched in an effort of unearthing any additional concealed substance after which the total amount of cocaine would be weighed and tested before the street value is determined. The cocaine was destined for the United States.
[Additional reporting by Leroy Smith]