Nearly 400 pounds of ganja, worth $20M, found in canter on Christmas Day


Officers of the Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU) on Sunday discovered some 179.8 kilogrammes (or 394.6 pounds) of cannabis in a motor canter that was abandoned on the Black Bush Polder main road, Region Six (East Berbice- Corentyne).

CANU, in a release, said officers attempted to intercept a canter bearing license plate number GYY 2037 on Christmas Day.

Upon noticing the CANU officers, two male occupants reportedly exited the motor canter and fled into the nearby bushes leaving the canter parked along the roadway.

A search was conducted on the said canter, and 10 bags containing a number of parcels of suspected cannabis were found. The suspected narcotics along with the canter were escorted to CANU’s Berbice Office.

The suspected narcotics tested positive for cannabis. CANU said the quantity of narcotics has a street value of approximately $20 million.

Investigations are ongoing.

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