Sunday, March 25, 2012

Investigations ongoing in ten kilos cocaine thrown over airport fence

The police said, yesterday, that investigations are ongoing into the matter of 10 kilos of cocaine which was found on the premises of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri last Saturday.

According to Crime Chief Seelall Persaud, the police are continuing their probe into the matter but have so far made no more arrests pertaining to the haversack that was dumped over the perimeter fence of the airport.
Persaud also told this publication that there has been no indication that the shooting incident that left one businessman, Leonard Mahadeo, dead was connected to the incident at the airport. Mahadeo was killed on March 16 at a bar at Eccles, East Bank Demerara, when two men with guns riddled him.

It was believed that Mahadeo was killed as a result of a drug deal gone bad. There were also reports that Mahadeo may have somehow been linked to the recent discovery of the drugs at the airport. The Crime Chief has however refuted these claims. He has said that to his knowledge, information of such nature had not surfaced.

At first, an engineer employed with Caribbean Airlines was said to have been detained by police following the discovery of the two bags containing the drugs. Caribbean Airlines later issued a statement that none of its staff had ever been detained.

The act was reportedly seen by someone who alerted the police and promoted drug ranks to the scene. Investigations had led to the detention of the airline staff but he was however released after being questioned by the police.

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