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One of the largest drug hauls unraveling at Soesdyke – 19th Feb 2013

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One of the country’s largest ever Drug Busts is unraveling at the moment. CANU and the Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) have found over 300 kilos of cocaine at a Sawmill in Soesdyke, about three miles from Guyana’s International Airport.

Four persons are in custody.

The Drugs were found in a container of lumber that was being prepared to be shipped to Holland. CANU and other law enforcement agents are still searching other containers at the saw-milling facility that is located at what is popularly known as the Soesdyke junction, where the East Bank public road meets the Soesdyke-Linden Highway.

The Sawmill is reportedly operated by individuals from Holland, but there are Guyanese Directors on the board. There is also a Georgetown operation of the company and a forestry concession not very from Linden. Several persons are said to be employed at these locations. The company is renting the Soesdyke facility. The owners of the company have been in arrears for their rents to the landowner at Soesdyke and fees to the Guyana Forestry Commission.

Last week, CANU also found a large shipment of cocaine stashed in a house in Ogle. The investigators are still pursuing the mastermind behind that haul.

The largest ever Drug haul was when CANU unearthed with the help of the DEA, thousands of kilos of cocaine on a ship called the Danielsen that was docked at a Georgetown pier several years ago.

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