CANU finds over $25M in ganja at Corentyne cane field; suspects escape

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While failing to make any arrests, ranks of the Customs Anti Narcotic Unit (CANU) have managed to recover $25M worth in ganja left behind by smugglers in a cane field.

A statement from the Unit noted that on December 0l9 and 10, CANU officers conducted operations between the Sandaka pump station, Skeldon and Goat Dam area in the village of Line Path Corentyne Berbice.

The aim of these operations were to identify routes used for transporting narcotics.

On the evening of December 10, while on patrol along a dam in the Line Path area, CANU officers noticed several persons in one of the cane fields adjacent to the dam.

The officers identified themselves and made attempts to apprehend the persons, but they immediately fled in several directions and made good their escape.

The officers combed the area where the persons were seen and discovered four brown salt bags containing 28 parcels of cannabis wrapped in transparent plastic.

The parcels of cannabis weighed a total of 80kg (176lbs) with a street value of over $25 million.

The cannabis parcels were transported to the CANU headquarters.

Investigations are ongoing.

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