Marlon Primo wanted by CANU
The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) is looking for a local shipper, Marlon Primo of 701 Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara (ECD) and 69 Atlantic Ville, ECD.
According to a statement from CANU, Primo operates MA Trading which is registered at 35 Factory Road, Paradise, ECD.
Primo is wanted for questioning in relation to the 11.5-tons (23,000 pounds) of cocaine –the largest drug bust in the world –which was found by Belgian police in a container from Guyana. The drugs were seized upon arrival at the Port of Antwerp on Wednesday.
Anyone knowing Primo’s whereabouts is kindly asked to make contact with CANU HQ – 2273507, 2260431.
Federal prosecutors told Belgian media the estimated street value of the drug load is €900 million.
The massive load of cocaine left Guyana on September 25 and was opened in Belgium on October 27.
The illegal substance was disguised as scrap metal and placed inside a steel container which was in turn packed into a sea container and loaded into a transatlantic vessel.
Local authorities found that the ship stopped in Guadelope for a few days and are now looking at the container seals to see whether they were changed.
According to reports, CANU has interrogated officers of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA).