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.