Guyanese man held at Suriname border with ecstasy, crystal meth – CANU

Last Updated on Sunday, 8 December 2019, 10:36 by Writer

Collis Burrowes

A Guyanese man of Norton Street in Georgetown on Sunday remained in the custody of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) after he was arrested Friday shortly after he arrived from Suriname with a quantity of ecstasy and crystal meth, the anti-drug agency said.

CANU identified him as Collis Steve Burrowes. The agency said he was arrested Friday morning at Golden Gloves Speed Boat Service in Springlands, Corentyne, Berbice.

“[The] Suspect was an incoming passenger from Suriname when he was searched by a CANU rank at the Golden Gloves Speed Boat Service and a quantity of suspected Crystal Meth and Suspected Ecstasy were uncovered in clothing in a haversack he was carrying,” CANU said.

The agency said the crystal meth weighed 254 grams and the 100 ecstasy pills amounted to 56 grammes.

Guyanese authorities have reported that these drugs are finding their way into a number of schools.