Tag Archives: Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU)

New York-bound man held with cocaine-in-fried rice – CANU

A  man from Number 5 Village, West Coast Berbice has been arrested after 2.9 kilogrammes of cocaine were found in a bowl of fried rice in a suitcase he was carrying, the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) alleged on Sunday. CANU said its agents intercepted the narcotic, with a street value of US$84,000.00 (approximately GY$17.2 million), on Friday while 28-year old ...

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GY$25 million worth of marijuana seized

The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) has seized 80 kilogrammes or 176 pounds of marijuana with a street value of over GY$25,000,000 in Corentyne, Berbice, the agency said Sunday. According to CANU, its agents were on an operation on December 9 to 10 between the Sandaka pump station, Skeldon and Goat Dam area of the village of Line Path, Corentyne, Berbice. ...

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Barbadian seaman fined, jailed for marijuana bust aboard Barbados-registered boat

A Barbadian seaman on Friday took the rap for his four other colleagues, who were charged in connection with the bust of 150 pounds of marijuana aboard a Barbados-registered cargo boat. Michael Forde was fined GYD$51 million and sentenced to four years imprisonment for the offence of trafficking in narcotics. Those against whom charges were dismissed were Hardatt Munilall, Trevor ...

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Guyanese drug agents seize marijuana aboard Barbados-registered vessel

Agents of Guyana’s Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) Wednesday night seized 150 pounds of marijuana and arrested a crew of three Guyanese and three Barbadians, Head of CANU James Singh said Thursday. He said no cocaine was found aboard the vessel named CV1 which transports mostly agricultural produce. Dried coconuts were also found aboard the vessel that was moored alongside a ...

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CANU agents arrest occupants of cocaine-laden go-fast boat, another person wanted

The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) on Sunday said they intercepted a go-fast boat at Parika, East Bank Essequibo, with 27.8 kilogrammes of suspected cocaine and agents are looking for a third person they believed is linked to the bust and who has since allegedly threatened them. Those arrested so far are 48-year-old Muneshwar “Bonny” Dasrajh and 35-year-old Latchman “Jack” Sankar ...

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

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 ...

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