SIX persons were, on Friday, arrested with US$2.2M worth of marijuana at the mouth of the Pomeroon River by agents of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU).
Reports indicated that the marijuana was being loaded on three go-fast boats that were destined for Caribbean territories. According to CANU, the operation was conducted over a two-week period by drug enforcement officers along with ranks of the Guyana Defence Force Coast Guard.
“The aim of this operation was to gather critical intelligence on the movement of narcotics from Guyana by a local drug trafficking organisation to other Caribbean territories. The operational area included Regions Four, Five, Six and Seven. In addition to 1007.2 lbs. of local as well as foreign marijuana, this joint operation netted three Go–Fast vessels with six outboard engines. The narcotics would have a street value of $US 2.26 million at its final destination. Six local persons are in custody assisting with the investigation,” CANU noted.
Reports indicated that the six men are Fabian Gonsalves, Frank Gonsalves, Antonio Ramlagam, Pertab Singh, David Jardine and Dinesha Williams.