Last Updated on Saturday, 14 July 2018, 17:25 by Denis Chabrol
A Guyanese man and his wife were early Saturday morning arrested in connection with the interception of more than 140 kilogrammes of cocaine aboard a wooden fishing vessel near the Mon Repos channel, East Coast Demerara, the Customs Anti- Narcotics Unit (CANU) said.
The law enforcement unit said the arrested suspect, Azim “Bato” Baksh, of 123 Phase 1 Goed Hope East Coast Demerara and his wife are currently in custody.
The captain, known only as “Dive and Shoot” of Mon Repos Foreshore, East Coast Demerar escaped. CANU said sever Venezuelans were also suspected to have been involved. “Several other persons of interest including Venezuelans are at large.”
The drugs seized are 82 parcels cocaine weighing 91.132 kilogrammes and 98 parcels of marijuana weighing 56 kilogrammes.
CANU said it’s agents early Saturday morning conducted an operation on the East Coast of Demerara where several locations used for docking of fishing vessels along the East Coast Sea Wall were reconnoitred and Sometime after 04:00 hours a suspected fishing vessel seen approaching a docking location at the Mon Repos Channel was eventually interdicted.