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Authorities try to determine how 70 kilos of cocaine in rice departed Guyana on a vessel

shippingcontainer+cocaine+guyanaThe Guyana Revenue Authority and CANU officials are teaming up with their Jamaican and Dominican counterparts this evening to investigate how some 70 kilos of cocaine in rice were found on a vessel that departed these shores.

This Newscast understands that the vessel, which in-transited in Venezuela, was intercepted in the Dominican Republic on August 13th.

A source told this Newscast that the rice shipment had departed Guyana on August 2nd and docked in Jamaica before moving on to the Dominican Republic.

Just recently President Clinton Urling of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce (GCCI) said the situation is becoming more and more worrying and was concerned about the problems this could cause for the business sector.

Urling said it makes it harder for legitimate companies when these incidents occur.

The GCCI boss said the issue is further compounded with the fines that are attached to the airlines or shipping agencies.

Currently investigators at the three ports are trying to figure out how the illegal substance was sneaked on board the vessel.

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