Two Suriname-bound Guyanese were Sunday arrested with a large quantity of cocaine and a small quantity of suspected hashish, police said.
Spokesman for the Guyana Police Force, Ivelaw Whittaker said the 2 kilograms of cocaine and 89 grams of suspected hashish were found in motor vehicle in PJJ 9393.
The drugs were found during a search of the vehicle at Molsen Creek, Corentyne.
“A man and a woman were arrested and the motor vehicle has been detained as the investigations continue,” Whittaker said.
Apart from cocaine and marijuana that are widely sold and used here, heroin and hashish are not popularly used or smuggled drugs in Guyana.
Meanwhile, the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU) is Monday expected to place a former labourer of John Fernandes Limited and a current clerk of the same enterprise before the court for allegedly trafficking in more than 800 pounds of marijuana.
The narcotic was found in shipping container containing shoes. The container was among several that arrived here aboard the cargo ship, MV Stadt Lunenburg, on June 12 from Jamaica.