GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – The authorities, here, are conducting investigations following the discovery of over 4000 pounds of compressed marijuana hidden in a container at the John Fernandes Container terminal on Water Street, Georgetown.
The drug, packed in several bags, was found among a shipment of cars which entered from Japan via China and Jamaica.
Officials from the Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) made the discovery early Friday morning.
The police report that the container came into the country on June 27 on board the vessel, MV Vega Sachsen, and was expected to leave this weekend.
It is suspected that the drugs were placed in the container while the vessel was in Jamaica since the seal on container was tampered with.
Anti-narcotics officials are investigating this latest bust while the importer of the container and broker are being questioned.