Six arrested following US$2.2M ganja bust in Pomeroon River


A joint operation by the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU) and the Guyana Defence Force Coast Guard resulted in the discovery of a huge amount of marijuana that has a street value of US$2.2 million.

A total of 1007.2 lbs of local and foreign marijuana was intercepted on Friday at the Pomeroon River in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam). CANU in a statement said six locals were arrested and are assisting with the investigations.

Meanwhile, CANU noted that the drugs were intended to be shipped overseas. Further, the joint operation was conducted over a two-week period in Regions Four, Five, Six, and Seven.

“The aim of this operation was to gather critical intelligence on the movement of narcotics from Guyana by a local drug trafficking organisation to other Caribbean Territories,” CANU revealed.

Additionally, the operation also resulted in the confiscation of three go-fast vessels with six outboard engines – 2 x 250 HP, 1 x 200 HP, and 3x 200 HP.

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