Ranks of the Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU) on Wednesday seized $8 million worth of marijuana at Haslington, East Coast Demerara (ECD).
CANU, in a statement, said that on the day in question, officers, during an operation in the vicinity of Hope Bridge, ECD, attempted to stop a white fielder wagon bearing licence plate number PAB1884.
However, the driver refused to stop, prompting CANU officers to give chase. The Officers pursued the vehicle into Haslington New Scheme, where the driver of the motor vehicle stopped and fled into nearby bushes.
Officers attempted to apprehend the driver but were unsuccessful. A search was conducted on the vehicle, which led to the discovery of several parcels of suspected cannabis.
The motor vehicle and the suspected narcotics were transported to CANU’s Headquarters, where it tested positive for cannabis. The parcels weighed 39.9 kg, with an estimated value of $8 million. Investigations are ongoing.