Guyanese entertainer wanted in Canada for drugs
Canadian Police are looking for Guyanese Entertainer Dwidth Ferguson who is wanted in connection with a drug ring operating in Canada with links to Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago and St. Lucia. Ferguson was said to be on the run for over two weeks after information was shared with former officials of the Guyanese legal ministry who leaked the information to the entertainment group and one section of the local press.
The Canadian police said today at a press conference that they followed up on connections to Central and South America, but did not provide details of which countries in those regions were involved As a result of the investigation, 13 people have been charged with a total of 48 offences. A dozen of those charged are residents of the Toronto area.
The Canadian police were investigating the guns and drugs import operation spanning from Canada to Guyana. The drugs and weapons were being imported into Canada for some time. It took an international investigation called “Project Monto,” to unearth the operation. The Canadian law enforcement agents worked with U.S. federal agents on the investigation that began last year when the officers looked into illegal drugs being imported from Trinidad and Tobago, St. Lucia and Guyana.
The drugs were then distributed in the Toronto area and across Newfoundland and Labrador. They also investigated reports of prohibited weapons coming to Canada from Florida. During the course of the investigation, police seized a total of 123 kilograms of cocaine worth approximately $12.2 million. Project Monto investigators seized 22 firearms and $146,000 in cash. Four vehicles were also seized.
The Canadians say that the location of Dwidth Ferguson is unknown. Ferguson’s father served time in US for a similar drug ring operation. He was released in 2006. Over the years, the organization remained under the radar for both the US and Canadian authorities who are investigating other connections Ferguson may have at ports in Guyana, Suriname, St. Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago.