Guyana Ship yields US$7 Million worth of liquid cocaine in coconut milk – 19th Nov 2012
The investigations will have to start at this end of the Atlantic to find out how a Guyanese registered ship sailed the high seas and berthed in Malaysia with over 7 million US in liquid cocaine.
Several weeks ago, when the US handed over some equipment to the Guyana Police Force, this Newscast understands that some of the agents were engaged in searching the wharves for a container that was stuffed with cocaine. It is unclear if this is the same container that turned up later in Malaysia and that was really bound for the Tourist Resort of Mozambique in Africa.
Although the crew decided to take a circuitous to Mozambique to avoid detection, the US Drug Enforcement Administration had already alerted the Malaysian authorities that the Guyanese ship was coming through with 16 cartoons of coconut milk and processed pineapples. The cocaine was packed in those cans that were supposed to contain the processed food. At least half of the weight of each can was cocaine. The total weight of the cocaine was 76 kilograms.
The cocaine discovery was made over one week ago in the busy Malaysia port but the agents took a while to process the large number of cans, nearly one thousand.
The Malaysian authorities have not arrested anyone in connection with this latest drug bust overseas.