CANU stakeout leads to seizure of over $10M in ganja reportedly bound for Suriname


Ranks of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) have seized over 170lbs of ganja with a street value of over $10 million during an operation at Line Path, Corentyne.

The CANU, in a statement on Thursday, noted that on Wednesday, at about 17:30h, several ranks went to an area called ‘Goat Dam’ in the village of Line Path, Corentyne.

The ranks carried out surveillance in the area looking for persons who were supposed to be transporting several bags of suspected narcotics.

After about two hours, they noticed three individuals within the cane field walking towards them. CANU said its officers emerged from their position, identified themselves and shouted out to the individuals not to move.

“Subsequently the said individuals decided to run through the cane field. The Officers did not pursue the individuals due to a canal separating the dam from the cane field.  The officers searched the area where the men were seen and noticed ten (10) bulky parcels wrapped in transparent plastic.  Upon examining the parcels, the Officers noticed that the said parcels appeared to be cannabis,” the CANU statement added.

The parcels were removed and taken for processing; the total weight being 80 kilograms valued at $10 million.

The CANU said this operation has been ongoing for the past four days and the team is to be commended for the patience and professionalism displayed, seeing it through to the end.

It is suspected that these parcels were due to be transported to Suriname for resale.

“The CANU, along with the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and the Guyana Police Force, will continue to carry out operations to stem the flow of narcotics across our borders and also to work with Community Police Groups in various communities to ensure that “drug blocks” do not become established.”

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