Law enforcement ranks still to get to the bottom of the cocaine in lumber bust at Timehri – 18th Mar 2013
The recent drug bust at a sawmill in Soesdyke has not fallen into the cold case jacket. In fact, Minister of Home Affairs, Clement Rohee, said what CANU is doing at this stage is building a stronger case. The Guyana Revenue Authority & Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit discovered some 692 pounds of cocaine stashed in a container recently. Officials found the cocaine in hollowed out timber, and believed it was destined for Europe.
Rohee said what is important in his opinion, is for CANU to build a strong case and have a proper investigation done.
Four persons were arrested and released on bail. This newscast understands that the suspects have to report daily to CANU.
CANU is continuing their investigation in collaboration with the GRA and the Guyana Forestry Commission. Quizzed why no charges as yet in the matter, this was the Minister’s response.
CANU however, believes that those apprehended are part of the circle, while the kingpins of the operation are yet to be identified.