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Go-fast boat found in North West District- CANU

A go-fast boat, believed to have been involved in illegal activities has been discovered in the area of Shell Beach, North West District, a senior official of the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU) confirmed.

Head of CANU, James Singh said nothing illegal was found aboard the vessel but he declined to say whether anyone had been detained or arrested.

The vessel, which was located several days ago, is fitted with an outboard engine, he said.

Go-fast boats are known to be used by drug traffickers.

Singh said the size of the go-fast boat was not immediately known and that efforts were being made to retrieve it from the area for a thorough examination.

 Last year August, a semi-submersible vessel was found afloat in a creek under a forest canopy  in the Waini area, North West District.

A camp that appeared to have accommodated several persons including the manufacturer of the semi-submersible vessel had been found nearby. The vessel was subsequently sent to the United States for advanced tests.