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CUSTOMS Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) yesterday destroyed US$500,000 worth of cocaine and cannabis sativa (marijuana) with a value of US$150,000 at the former Ministry of Housing site on Homestretch Avenue, Georgetown.
Minister of Home Affairs, Mr. Clement Rohee, who witnessed the destruction, said that it is an ongoing exercise to destroy drugs seized by CANU in various circumstances
He said some of the related cases were dismissed in the Courts and a part of CANU’s mission is the eradication of drugs found in the country.
Rohee told reporters that, previously, the method of dumping was used but, this year, CANU decided to burn and assured that there is nothing sinister in that move as drugs are also burnt or dumped at sea by international enforcement agencies, too.