Trio busted with $1.1M worth of cocaine


Ranks of the Customs Anti Narcotic Unit (CANU) on Friday arrested three persons following the discovery of $1.1M worth of cocaine at Santiniketan Street, Prasad Nagar, Georgetown.

A press release from CANU noted that the owner, Lena Narine, 63, along with Sherman Edmonson, 54 also of the said address, and Earl Branch, 49, of Pike Street, Kitty, were arrested and escorted to CANU’s Headquarters with the suspected illegal substance.

The cocaine discovered by CANU

According to CANU, the narcotic tested positive for cocaine, amounting to 1.050 kg (about 2.3lbs), with a street value of approximately $1.1 million.

CANU noted that Narine was previously arrested along with two other persons in March 2022, when officers discovered 11.4 kgs of cocaine and 266 grams of ecstasy at this same address.

The investigation is ongoing.

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