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2 held in $40mcocaine bust

Monday, October 23, 2017

Southern Division police seized an estimated $40 million worth of cocaine at a house in South Oropouche on Saturday.

Two fishermen, ages 20 and 34, were arrested and are expected to appear before a Siparia magistrate today.

However, investigators believe that the suspects were pawns in a bigger drug ring.

As a result, more work is being done to root out the major players in the drug operation.

In the operation spearheaded by Snr Supt Zamsheed Mohammed, the team of officers headed by Cpl Bisnath went to a house at Red Brick Trace, Otaheite. The officers searched the house and eventually found 25 packets of cocaine hidden in a generator in one of the rooms.

The officers had to cut the generator open in order to retrieve over 28 kilogrammes of high-grade cocaine.

Police said based on intelligence provided by the Transnational Organised Crime Unit, officers from the Southern Division Task Force and Fyzabad CID, carried out the raid.