‘Dive and Shoot’ caught by cops for 2018 drugs bust at Mon Repos

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After almost two years of being on the run, ranks of the Guyana Police Force on Friday apprehended 44-year-old Farook Baksh known as ‘Dive and Shoot’ a fisherman of Mon Repos East Coast Demerara in connection with the July 2018 discovery of a large quantity of cocaine and marijuana on board a wooden vessel.

The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) in a statement Saturday night revealed that ranks of ‘C’ Division recognised and apprehended the suspect.

Roughly 201 pounds (91.132kg) of cocaine and 123.5 pounds (56.008kg) of cannabis were found on a suspected fishing vessel. (CANU photo)

In the early morning hours of July 14, 2018, CANU ranks 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 reconnoitered and sometime after 04:00h a suspected fishing vessel was seen approaching a docking location at the Mon Repos Channel was eventually interdicted.

A search of the vessel revealed 82 parcels cocaine weighing 91.132 kg (over 200lbs) and 98 parcels of cannabis weighing 56.008 kg (over 123lbs).

Baksh, who was the captain, escaped while his accomplice, Azim Baksh known as ‘Bato’ was apprehended, charged and convicted.

 

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