CANU destroys some 1,300lbs of cocaine, marijuanaPosted by On

THE Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) on Saturday destroyed approximately 454.7 kilogrammes of marijuana (or more than 1,000 pounds) and 140.6 kilogrammes of cocaine (or about 300 pounds) which were seized during various operations.

The destruction took place at the former Ministry of Housing tarmac, on Homestretch Avenue, Georgetown, after the associated matters in which arrests were effected, were concluded at the Magistrates’ Court.

Present at the destruction exercise was Minister of Home Affairs, Robeson Benn; CANU Head, James Singh and Chief Fire Officer (ag), Gregory Wickham.

Minister Benn stated that President, Dr Irfaan Ali has committed to bringing more resources and support to the fight against drug trafficking.

“In terms of the fight against drug trafficking, drug use in the community, our work is onerous, our work is risky. That is work which has to be done by the countries like ourselves who are trans-shipment countries for drugs to other places who are the consumers,” the Home Affairs Minister said.

He noted that Guyana has the difficult task of interdicting and preventing the movement of drugs.

“We need more help in respect of this fight. We need help in terms of the assets, the resources, to help prevent the flow of drugs through Guyana,” Minister Benn stated.

Meanwhile, the Head of CANU, Singh, noted that the drugs which were destroyed on Saturday were not all the drugs that the agency had seized.

“Unfortunately, we cannot destroy all the…

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