Cops intercept 25 kilos of cocaine at CJIA
Police intercepted what is believed to be their biggest cocaine haul so far for the year at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) on Thursday night.
According to reports, at around 23:30 hours, ranks from the Police Narcotics Branch noticed an unclaimed bag in the loading area. Upon searching the bag which bore no name tag they found 25 bricks of a white powdery substance. Tests carried out on the substance revealed that it was cocaine. Several persons were questioned but no one was arrested.
Over recent times there have been questions from the international community about drugs passing through the CJIA without being detected until after leaving Port Georgetown. This has become a major concern as Guyana has been labeled a drug transshipment point. Investigations are ongoing.