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Rupununi man admits to possession of 9 kilos of drugs

A 35-year-old man of Tabatinga, Central Rupununi, has been arrested for allegedly being in possession of more than 8 kilogrammes of marijuana and more than 1 kilogramme of cocaine. Police say early Thursday morning, they intercepted the vehicle that the unemployed man was driving. Also in the vehicle were a woman and their nine-month-old son. Investigators say a search unearthed ...

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Four arrested, 27 kilos of marijuana seized, cultivation destroyed

Four persons have been arrested within the past three days in connection with separate seizures of marijuana totalling more than 27 kilogrammes. The latest seizure was made yesterday afternoon at about 2:30 at Number 59 Village Road, Corentyne. Police say they stopped a car and found 15 parcels of marijuana weighing more than 13.5 kilogrammes A 40-year-old resident of New ...

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Women among several arrested for gun, drugs at 3 East Demerara villages

Two women are among five persons who were arrested on Sunday during cordon-and-search operations at three East Coast Demerara villages. The Guyana Police Force said the searches were conducted between 6 am and 8 am at Vryheid’s Lust, Montrose, Nabacilis and Plaisance villages. Police said an unlicensed pistol with a live matching round, 300 grammes of suspected cocaine, and 45 ...

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Cocaine-in-fire extinguisher bound for flight intercepted, 4 arrested – CANU

The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) said Thursday it foiled a plan to smuggle cocaine in a fire extinguisher on an outgoing flight. “The suspected narcotic was unearthed concealed in a fire extinguisher believed to be destined for placement on an aircraft for an international destination at CJIA (Cheddi Jagan International Airport),” CANU said in a statement. The law enforcement agency ...

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Cocaine in plywood weighed at 48 kilos; valued at millions

Customs and Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) Head James Singh has confirmed that a popular sawmill owner, one of his employees and a broker are still in custody following a huge drug bust on Thursday. Singh confirmed that authorities intercepted 48 kilograms of cocaine with an estimated US street value of US$35,000 per kilogram. That would amount to millions of Guyana dollars ...

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Immigration officers, security officer charged in connection with cocaine discovery at JFK Airport

Three Guyana immigration officers and a female security officer were Friday arraigned in connection with the discovery of a 1.3 kilogrammes of cocaine on a Dynamic Airways aircraft in New York. They pleaded guilty and were remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan until March 10, 2016 for report. Those charged are University of Guyana International Relations student ...

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More cocaine pellets coming down… 62 grammes and counting

A man nabbed with 518 grammes of cocaine in his under garments also up to Thursday excreted several pellets weighing an additional 62 grammes of the illicit substance, police said. The outgoing passenger was nabbed at the Ogle International Airport at about 5:30 Thursday morning. He remained under guard at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC)  where he is expected ...

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France-bound cocaine intercepted

Anti-narcotics agents of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) Friday afternoon intercepted more than two kilogrammes of cocaine that was being shipped to France. Investigators said  a package containing 2 kilogrammes, 700 grammes of cocaine was intercepted at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport at about 1:30 PM on Friday January 15, 2016. The narcotic was being shipped to France via a courier ...

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