Guyana: Caribbean Airlines had 30 kilos cocaine on board for scheduled flight to New Yorkocaine at international airport, flight

Posted on September 17, 2012 • Filed under: Crime, Drug Activity, Guyana reported the entire operations at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) on Sunday morning came to an abrupt halt after drug enforcement officers made two cocaine busts at the main port of entry six hours apart.
According to information received, a combined 30 kilograms of cocaine was unearthed, which has a street value of $21 million. The first bust (28kg) was made by members of the Custom Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU) on board a BW526 Caribbean Airlines flight bound for New York while the second (two kg) was made by members of the police narcotics branch in a tractor that carries the stairs to the aircraft upon touching down. Nine persons have since been arrested including security personnel attached to Caribbean Airlines and staff of the new Timehri Handling Service.
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