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Guyana authorities confiscates 192kg cocaine from navigation vessel

Guyana authorities confiscates 192kg cocaine from navigation vessel

GUYANA: The navigation vessel that arrived from Suriname has been hidden 193kg of cocaine in it. The drugs were found on the 5, 700-dwt Deltadiep in the Demerara River.

The operation involved the Guyana Police Force (GPF), the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU).

Head of CANU, James Singh, said: “A check of the vessel showed that this container had contraband inside; as such we offloaded the container, brought it to Georgetown where the examination was done.”

The contraband was reportedly concealed in a flat rack. The vessel was due to load bauxite and head to Spain. Cyprus-based Inter ship told Trade Winds the crew had no knowledge of the drugs. A spokesperson confirmed the seafarers had been questioned “for information purposes only” and had then been allowed back on board the vessel.

The latest information the company has received suggests the vessel will be allowed to leave port after the investigation has been completed.