UPDATE: 3 DETAINED FOR HUGE COCAINE BUST ON LINDEN/ SOESDYKE HIGHWAY

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Earlier this afternoon, ranks of the Customs and Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) seized a quantity of plywood materials in the vicinity of the Linden/ Soesdyke Highway, in which an unidentified amount of cocaine had been concealed.

INews understands that three persons, who were seen acting in suspicious manner during an examination of the consignment of plywood, have since been detained and are currently being questioned in connection with the huge seizure.

graAccording to reports, the Guyana Revenue Authority’s (GRA) Drug Enforcement and Goods Examination Unit along with the Port Control Unit (PCU) were in the process of examining a consignment of plywood destined for Florida when upon closer examination; anomalies were detected within the consignment.

Further examination and testing revealed an unknown quantity of cocaine concealed between the approximately 320 sheets of plywood, according to GRA.

After being informed, Police as well as officials from CANU arrived on the scene and carried out further investigations.

INews will provide more details on the matter as soon as they become available.

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