Three arrested with $79M worth of Marijuana

Three men were on Saturday arrested following the discovery of 717 KG (1580 LBS.) of marijuana with a street value of over $79 million.

According to the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), a special team from the unit along with officers from the Guyana Defence Force Coast Guard conducted a joint operation at De Veldt along the Upper Berbice River. During this operation, the officers searched a building that was occupied by several individuals including minors.

It was during the search that the parcels of suspected cannabis were unearthed which led to the arrest of Massiah Durant, 52 years old, Shawn Lindie Snr, 44 years old, and Shawn Lindie Jnr, 29 years old who were in the building.

CANU said they were escorted to CANU Headquarters with the suspected narcotics, which tested positive for cannabis and had a total weight of 717KG (1580 LBS.)

The cannabis seized is believed to have been intended for transhipment to another territory.