Two arrested with over 273lbs of cannabis valued at $37M


Bulah London, 41, of Lot 434 Eccles Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara, and Sean Thomas, called Yankee, 43, of Lot 59 William Street, Kitty, Georgetown were on Wednesday arrested for possession of over 273lbs of cannabis.

The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) reported that its officers conducted an operation within the vicinity of Mandela Avenue on January 11, when they intercepted a motor vehicle with a single occupant.

A subsequent search of the motor vehicle revealed several parcels of suspected cannabis.

Further investigations led to the suspect being escorted to a premises located in Eccles Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara, where a search of the premises was conducted in the presence of the suspect and the owner, resulting in the discovery of several parcels of suspected cannabis, some of which were concealed in barrels.

The duo was then arrested and escorted to CANU’s headquarters along with the suspected narcotics. The suspected narcotics tested positive for cannabis.

The narcotics amounted to 123.85 kg with a street value of approximately $37 million.

Investigations are still ongoing.

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