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Owner of Brooklyn company that imports fish from Guyana convicted after being ‘caught red handed’ with $8M shipment of cocaine

BY JOHN MARZULLI
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, October 14, 2016.

Heralall Sukdeo was convicted Friday for smuggling 250 kilos of cocaine in a shipment of frozen shrimp from Guayana. (JESSE WARD/ NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

Heralall Sukdeo was convicted Friday for smuggling 250 kilos of cocaine in a shipment of frozen shrimp from Guayana. (JESSE WARD/ NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS.- The jury didn’t buy this guy’s fish story.

The owner of a company that imports fish from Guyana was convicted Friday in Brooklyn Federal Court of smuggling 250 kilos of cocaine in a frozen shrimp-laden shipping container.

Heeralall Sukdeo claimed he was duped by a relative who is in the fish business, too, and was left holding the bag after the feds found the bricks hidden inside blocks of ice.

“The defendant is a drug smuggler,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan Harris told the jury, “and he was caught red handed.”

The cocaine, valued at over $8 million, was shipped from Georgetown, Guyana, and arrived at the Red Hook pier in June 2015.

The agents were unable to repack the frozen shrimp in the 20-foot container and substituted a 40-foot container which they placed under surveillance.

The much larger shipping container apparently did not arouse Sukdeo’s suspicion when he flew in from Guyana to pick up the load.

Sukdeo’s $500,000 bail was revoked after the verdict.

  • eddie

    you have no cover in the USA,,,,,,,,,,,,,, make sure you have enough money in the commissary cause you will need a lot of cherry flavor kool aid

    • Col123

      The most important end result of these operations tend not to progress beyond jail time. I am baffled as to why further investigation into the pipeline does not bring about others who are in collusion….that level shows the incompetence of law enforcement….

  • Col123

    Squeal on those distributors JW…. or you need to be water boarded also?