Four men arrested with over $14M in marijuana, gun and ammo
Four men were Saturday arrested by ranks of the Customs Anti Narcotic Unit (CANU) with $14.3 million worth of marijuana, an unlicensed shotgun and matching ammunition along the Corentyne Coast at No. 47 Village.
According to a statement from CANU, its ranks with support from the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Coast Guard intercepted two vessels on the suspicion that they were transporting cannabis.
Despite the rough seas and inclement weather, the team boarded both vessels to conduct searches, during which they discovered one shotgun, a quantity of ammunition as well as suspected cannabis on one of the vessels. While several bags containing suspected cannabis was discovered on the other vessel.
The CANU officers arrested 44-year-old Adrian Hetmyer and 20-year-old Daniel Persaud, both from Sheet Anchor, Berbice, along with two Suriname nationals, 41-year-old Suren Mohan and 48-year-old Imami Fizal. The suspects were escorted to CANU headquarters with the suspected narcotics, shotgun, and ammunition.
The cannabis was tested and weighed at CANU Headquarters.
“The total weight of the cannabis was 117 kgs or 257.9 lbs. with a local street value of $14.3 million GYDs,” CANU said.
In the first vessel intercepted, which was carrying Guyanese Hetmyer and Persaud, had some 105.8 kilograms or 233 pounds of marijuana.
Onboard the other vessel, which was carrying the two Surinamese nationals and in which the shotgun with ammunition was found, had another 11.2 kilograms or 24.6 pounds of cannabis.