Berbice duo busted packing $23M in ganja into car


Ranks of the Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU) on Thursday intercepted two Berbice men who were allegedly transporting 175 pounds of cannabis, which has a street value of $23 million.

A press release from CANU Noted that the two men – Anil Naipaul, 29, of Crabwood Creek, and Keshando Shewnarain, 33, of Skeldon, Corentyne Berbice – were loading several salt bags into a Toyota car at School Dam, Crabwood Creek, Corentyne Berbice when they were arrested.

CANU officers were at the time conducting a joint operation with the Police Force in the Crabwood Creek area when they saw the men.

A search found four bulky salt bags containing five parcels wrapped in transparent plastic, containing a quantity of leaves, seeds, and stems suspected to be cannabis.

The duo was arrested and escorted to CANU’s Headquarters where the substance tested positive for cannabis. The investigation is ongoing.

1 Comment
  1. habeeb says

    CANU should open up a processing factory to process all these MARIJUANA , sell it in the World Market, especially where it is legal. The money earned can do wonders for the foreign exchange in Guyana.

    Just a waste of time by CANU to set fire to good stuff, after seizing it. Lots of people use it for pain control
    as well as personal uses….making cookies, cakes, drinks etc.

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