CANU seizes $1.2M in cocaine, two arrested

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Two men were arrested on Wednesday after they were found with over 100 cocaine pellets worth $1.2 million and which weighed about 1.084 kg.

The Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU) in a statement late Wednesday night revealed that accused drug trafficker Ron Reid, 44, and Nigel Dundas,  45, were arrested at Front Road, West Ruimveldt, Georgetown.

The men were arrested during a search operation conducted by CANU.

According to CANU, had the illegal drugs made it out of the country, it would have carried a higher price.

On March 2, 2015, Reid and his wife were arrested with 70 grammes of cocaine.

In 2017, CANU issued a wanted bulletin for Reid after his associate Julius Watkins was intercepted at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport with 114 cocaine pellets that he had ingested, according to the release.

Watkins subsequently pled guilty and was sentenced to four years in prison; the following day, Reid turned himself in.

Investigations are ongoing.

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