UPDATE: Providence man arrested with 9mm pistol during cocaine haul at Timehri cargo company
Customs Anti Narcotic Unit (CANU) Officers, while conducting a routine operation at a cargo company adjacent to the Cheddi Jagan International Airport at Timehri, on Sunday, intercepted a motor car with registration number PWW 5561 driven by a lone occupant.
A subsequent search of the motor car led to the discovery of 23 brick-like parcels of suspected cocaine and a 9mm pistol and a magazine with 14 matching rounds, CANU said in a statement.
Christopher Michael Douglas, 37, of Providence East Bank Demerara & King Edward Street, Albouystown, Georgetown was arrested and escorted to CANU Headquarters along with the narcotic.
The narcotic tested positive for cocaine, weighing approximately 26.016 kg (almost 57.35 lbs.), with a street value of approximately $27 million.
“CANU continues to work assiduously with other stakeholders to ensure that narcotics are not transshipped via passenger or cargo through the Cheddi Jagan International Airport and the Eugene F. Correia International Airport,” the statement from CANU noted.