Two tonnes marijuana found in container

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This Guyana Chronicle photo shows some of the marijuana found in the container.

—- Customs Broker in custody

Anti-narcotics agents yesterday seized approximately two tonnes of compressed marijuana from a container at the John Fernandes Wharf on Water Street.

Acting on information, shortly after 1 pm on Tuesday, officers attached to the Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) and the Port Control Unit (PCU) of the GRA   broke the container which was shipped to these shores with a quantity of machinery last month.

A custom broker was arrested shortly after the bust was made. The container arrived in Guyana on May 16 onboard the vessel “MC Fouma” from the United States. Since then, GRA officials were monitoring the vessel’s movement.

The vessel made one stop in Jamaica before proceeding here.  Investigators believe that the container was tampered with while in Jamaica or en-route to Guyana. From all appearances, the source noted that the drug may have been shipped by persons familiar with the drug trade here.  Investigations into the incident are ongoing.