The Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU) on Friday unearthed $7 million worth of marijuana and a 12-gauge shotgun along with matching cartridges at Skeldon Estate backlands, Corentyne Berbice.
According to CANU, ranks conducted an operation in the area when they noticed two men fleeing from a speed boat heading for a neighbouring cane field.
A subsequent search of the boat and surrounding area led to the discovery of five parcels containing a quantity of suspected cannabis, as well as a single-barrel 12-gauge shotgun and 12 live matching cartridges.
The law enforcement officers checked around the area to identify and apprehend the individuals involved but came up empty-handed.
Notwithstanding, the suspected narcotics and shotgun were escorted to CANU’s Skeldon Office, Corentyne Berbice, where it tested positive for cannabis, weighing a total of 57.2 kilograms, with a street value of approximately $7 million. Investigations are ongoing.