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Suriname makes bust on Cocaine ship that passed through Guyana

cocaine-through-gt-watersReports out of Suriname indicate that the authorities there intercepted over 50 kilos of cocaine in a fatal encounter with the smugglers that left one policeman dead.

 

The cocaine boat passed through Guyana’s waters on its way to Suriname on Thursday October 16. There are reports that the cocaine was on a Venezuelan fast boat that made a technical stopover in the Pomeroon region for fuel.

 

When the boat landed in Suriname the shootout occurred, it is unclear what role the policeman may have been playing during the shooting incident in Suriname. The Surinamese law enforcement officials are investigating the matter and are said to collaborating with their Guyanese and Caribbean counterparts on tracking the movement of the boat and to whom it belongs.

Drugs are regularly transported along Guyana’s porous borders via light aircraft and fast boats and transshipped in Guyana’s waters to neighboring Suriname for onward distribution in North America and Europe sometimes via Africa

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