$49M worth of cocaine dumped by police


The Guyana Police Force (GPF) on Friday dumped cocaine valuing over $49M into the Atlantic Ocean. The illegal drugs accounted for cases which are no longer engaging the attention of the courts.

The narcotics Branch of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) on Friday poured liquefied cocaine and also dumped several kilos of powdered cocaine into the Atlantic Ocean.

Head of the Guyana Police Force Narcotics Branch, Wayne DeHearte told media operatives that “we’re destroying a total of 55 kilograms, 286 grams of cocaine with a total street value of $49M, 757, 000 Guyana Dollars, Cash Currency”.

He further disclosed that “now the cases responsible for the bulk of the cocaine would be in particular a case on the 19th of March, 2015 where 40 kilos of cocaine were discovered in false bucket bottoms at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA). Also, there was another case, significant one also where 6 kilograms of cocaine was found liquefied and placed in El Dorado 5-year-old bottles to be exported to the US”.

The exercise was part of a regular feature which is which is done once the court cases which the cocaine represents were either discard of or there has been a sentencing.

At today’s operation, the Guyana Police Force Public Relations Officer was present as were several heavily armed ranks from the tactical Services Unit and the Police Narcotics Branch.

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