$3.5M in cocaine and .32 Taurus firearm, ammo found at Eccles home
The Customs Anti Narcotic Unit (CANU) on Monday afternoon confirmed that a quantity of cocaine with a street value of approximately $3.5 million was removed from the property of a suspected drug trafficker at Eccles, East Bank Demerara, Monday morning.
Along with the cocaine, which weighed 3.27 kg, CANU also found and removed a total of 27 9mm rounds, one .32 Taurus firearm along with one magazine and 25 matching .32 rounds.
Fifty-two-year-old Andrew Morgan, the brother of Peter Morgan – a deportee and convicted drug trafficker – was also arrested by CANU ranks.
The Unit said its Officers were acting on intelligence when they conducted the narcotics operation at Lot 142 Ixora Avenue, Eccles, East Bank Demerara.
The News Room understands that Andrew had been on CANU’s radar for some time and was being investigated for several drug deliveries.
His brother, Peter, was released from a prison in the United States in 2015 and deported to Guyana and has since been monitored as part of the Crimes Prevention Act which allows the police to keep a close watch on those who would have been deported to this country.
Peter is listed in several online articles as being a close associate of former drug kingpin Roger Khan who was also nabbed and served time in a United States prison.