Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU) ranks on Saturday night arrested Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo (EBE) resident, Ryan Da Silva with over 38 pounds of cocaine valued at $113.1M.
CANU ranks acting on information conducted narcotics operations in the Tuschen-Parika area, EBE. During the operations, a motor vehicle with sole occupant was stopped and searched, resulting in the discovery of 15 brick-like parcels suspected to be cocaine.
Da Silva was arrested and escorted to CANU headquarters. At CANU headquarters, the parcels were tested and proven to be cocaine. With a total weight of 17.4 kilogrammes (38.3 lbs), the illicit drug has a street value of $113, 160, 000 (US$552,000).
Investigations are continuing.