Cocaine Bust in Jamaica already in Cold Case File
Three weeks after that cocaine bust in Jamaica out of Guyana, the case here may have already entered the cold case file. The over 200 pounds of cocaine which was discovered in a container of wood was linked all the way back to Guyana and the Jamaican authorities have provided information based on the bust there. Local authorities have not charged anyone in connection with the sealed container bust although customs workers and the shipper were all pulled in for questioning. Much of the investigation centered around just how customs officials may have missed the 6 bags of cocaine that the Jamaicans discovered in the container.
The Guyana revenue authority is responsible for monitoring all imports and exports at the wharves but since that last bust the GRA has been making it clear that its employees have no training in the area of narco detection and a scanner that should be in place for containers is not fully operable. Guyana’s customs anti narcotics unit which is responsible for drug enforcement in the country was pulled off of the wharves last year by the government in a move that has come in for lots of criticism. Home Affairs minister clement Rohee told capitol news that its not clear just yet whether CANU will be returned to the wharves.
Meanwhile Customs has also found itself investigating another bust in the Caribbean out of Guyana. In Barbados authorities there still want to know who was behind the shipment of 90 pounds of cocaine to that island also hidden in as shipment of wood. 3 Guyanese in Barbados and two other persons are facing charges. CANU has seen a link between the shipment and a city businessman.