The 100 kilogrammes and 644 grams of cocaine that were accumulated during the period June 2007 to December 2010 were dumped into the Atlantic Ocean.
Superintendent of Police from the Narcotics Branch, Errol Watts explained that the cocaine which has an estimated street value of approximately $10M was yielded from 36 drug busts. Twenty four cases saw convictions while the others were dismissed, he said.
The majority of the cocaine was intercepted at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) as well as the various police divisions across the country.
Watts added that the Force needs the support of persons with the necessary information so as to go after the “bigger guns” that are engaged in narco-trafficking.
“The relevant information is not forthcoming, often we may know who those persons are but we do not have the evidence to charge them,” he lamented.
In December 2010, 422,000 kilogrammes of cannabis were destroyed by the police at the Mayor and City Council’s incinerator, Princes Street.