Police ranks who were at the time performing duties at the Bartica Stelling yesterday, contacted a boat captain, who was an inbound passenger on a speed boat from Parika.

The ranks took him to the Bartica Police Station where they conducted a search on a dark blue haversack that he was carrying and found four black plastic bags each containing 22 transparent plastic bags with several large pieces of whitish rock-like substance suspected to be cocaine.

The suspected cocaine was weighed and amounted to 2,609 grammes. The captain was arrested, cautioned and stated that he had collected the cocaine from a “red man” at Parika and was to deliver to another named person in Bartica.

The named prospective receiver was also arrested and placed in custody. He has so far denied the allegation.

The cocaine has been lodged as investigations continue.


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