2024

Local News

July, 2024

Chinese national remanded to jail for gun/ammo possession

Trio busted with ganja at Hill Foot

Police Constable caught with ganja

Truck driver busted with ganja on East Bank Road

June , 2024

Three arrested following police raid in Berbice

Marijuana seized during police raid

“Guyana Teacher Arrested: Psyiffia Boodram’s Shocking Narcotics Case Explained”

Eccles Resident Remanded on Narcotics Possession Charge

Police found and destroyed about 250 lbs. of suspected cannabis-during operation at Victoria backdam

Truck driver remanded for illegal possession of gun, ammo & drugs

Police found and destroyed about 250 lbs. of suspected cannabis-during operation at Victoria backdam

Police arrest Kitty man with guns and drugs

Police found twelve-gauge shotgun during intel-led joint operation at Islington, New Amsterdam

May, 2024

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July, 2024

JUNE, 2024

The Ministry of Home Affairs organized an Awareness Session at the Volunteer Youth Corps (VYC Academy) on June 13, 2024. The discussion strongly emphasized cybercrime, human trafficking, drug trafficking and usage, and sexual offenses. The Customs Anti Narcotic Unit (CANU) played a pivotal role in driving awareness among students about the severe impact of drug use and the serious consequences of involvement in narcotics trafficking.

MAY, 2024

The Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit is grateful to have been given the opportunity to participate in the Queens College Job Fair on May 23, 2024. We were delighted to engage with such ambitious and talented students at this event. The event was awesome, and we eagerly anticipate more opportunities to interact with the students.

MARCH, 2024

POLICE FORCE, CANU DESTROY BILLIONS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF NARCOTICS 23RD MARCH, 2024

The Guyana Police Force earlier this morning (Saturday) destroyed 2,253.60 kg of marijuana with a street value of approximately $2,028,240,000 (Guyana dollars).

The Annual Police Officers' Conference 2024 was officially inaugurated in the Police Officers' Mess Annexe in Eve Leary. This year's conference is being held under the theme "Transformative Unity: Nurturing Trust, Youth Development, Professionalism, and Safety through Competence and Strategic Partnership". The feature address, was delivered by His Excellency, Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, the President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana. In attendance were Mr. James Singh, the Director of the Customs Anti Narcotic Unit, and Mr. Andre Ally, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs, among other esteemed dignitaries.

JANUARY, 2024

The inaugural quarterly meeting of the Guyana Drug Information Network (GUYDIN) took place in 2024. The event was attended by the Deputy Director of CANU, Mr. Rayon Samuels, as well as delegates from multiple ministries, government agencies, and non-governmental groups. The meeting centred on examining the data provided to the GUYDIN regarding the operations of the demand and supply sectors in 2022 and 2023. It also addressed the latest trends in drug use, challenges faced by different sectors, and strategies for enhancing collaboration and information sharing.The primary objective of the gathering was to foster networking opportunities to strengthen Guyana's collaborative efforts in addressing drug-related issues.

Director of CANU, Mr. James Singh discusses plans for the Unit in 2024

Director of CANU, Mr. James Singh highlights the unit's achievements in 2023 and discusses projections for 2024.

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£450m cocaine stash found in banana container is UK’s biggest seizure

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Ex-U.S. Customs officer convicted of letting drug-filled cars enter from Mexico

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Drug dealer's pub meeting story leaves Highland sheriff unimpressed

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bizarre story behind NZ's biggest drugs bust

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How on earth? Criminals' most bizarre drug trafficking attempts

June, 2024

Caricom Day is a public holiday in Guyana, observed on the first Monday in July each year. The day marks the signing of the Treaty of Chaguaramas on this day in 1973. The treaty established the Caribbean Community and Common Market, which would go on to become Caribbean Community (CARICOM)

The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit trafficking is observed annually on June 26th. It serves as a reminder of the ongoing global effort to combat drug abuse and illicit trafficking. The day aims to raise awareness about the major issues that illicit drugs present to society and to promote initiatives towards achieving a drug-free world.

Eid al-Adha is the second of two major Muslim festivals, marking the end of the hajj pilgrimage in Minā, Saudi Arabia. It begins on the 10th of Dhū al-Ḥijjah and lasts for three days. Families sacrifice animals and distribute the flesh among themselves, the poor, and friends. It's a time for visiting and gift exchange.

Happy Father’s Day 2024: "The father is the backbone of the family and plays a significant role. He sacrifices everything for the upbringing of his children and other family members. Let's celebrate Father's Day to make the incredible man feel special. It is a special occasion dedicated to fathers, including father figures, grandfathers, and stepfathers."

MAY, 2024

58th Independence Day greetings! It is essential to honour the essence of liberty, pay tribute to the selfless deeds of our predecessors, and uphold the guiding principles that strengthen our nation. Let our gathering today exude happiness, unity, and dignity. The management and staff of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit extend their heartfelt regards for a historic Independence Day filled with prosperity, affection, and joy.

Happy Mother's Day 2024: Mother's Day is a special occasion to honour and appreciate remarkable women who play vital roles in our lives, showing immense love and making sacrifices. The occasion is a special time to express gratitude and admiration. Mother's Day Greetings are extended to all the wonderful mothers - From the Management and staff of the Customs Anti Narcotic Unit.

Arrival Day is a holiday celebrated on various days in the nations of the Caribbean, Fiji, South Africa and Mauritius, commemorating the arrival of people from the Indian subcontinent to their respective nations as indentured labours brought by European colonial authorities and their agents.

Labour Day, or Workers' Day, is observed on the 1st of May each year. It is a day set aside to celebrate the solidarity of workers under their trade unions.

APRIL, 2024

Sharing tips with CANU is a proactive step toward creating safer, healthier, and more resilient communities. By contributing information, you help combat the negative impacts of drug activities and support the broader efforts of law enforcement and public health agencies.

International News

July, 2024

Man arrested in massive drug bust on South Bend’s west side

Traffic Stop leads to drug bust

June, 2024

Cocaine cartel collapses after final arrests in Spain

Dozens arrested, 8 tons of cocaine seized in major operation in Europe

Inside sad scenes on UK high street ravaged by Spice as drug addicts freeze in strange positions

Caribbean roots, Maryland Governor Wes Moore, has granted over 175,000 pardons for marijuana convictions, marking the most extensive state-level pardon in U.S. history.

Jordan makes biggest drugs bust in years at Saudi border

Operation exposes gun and drug ring operated from Jamaican food truck in New York

U.S. Coast Guard seizes over $63 million worth of cocaine, some from shootout at sea that sank vessel

Police seize drugs, firearms in million dollar bust

NDLEA Seizes N4.7bn Cocaine, Meth At Lagos Warehouse, Arrests Siblings In Aba

May, 2024

Regina police seize over a kilo of cocaine, make 1 arrest in drug trafficking bust

Royal Navy seizes 2.4 tonnes of drugs in the Indian Ocean

Teens Using Cannabis Are At Higher Risk Of Psychosis, Study Suggests

Top US drug agency a notable holdout in Biden's push to loosen federal marijuana restrictions

Spanish police say they've broken up Sinaloa cartel network, and seized 1.8 tons of meth

Philippines arrests Australian suspect, reportedly the father of a rugby star, for drugs trafficking

Philippines arrests Australian suspect, reportedly the father of a rugby star, for drugs trafficking

Up in smoke: Workers remove dozens of apparent marijuana plants from Wisconsin Capitol tulip garden

Top US drug agency a notable holdout in Biden's push to loosen federal marijuana restrictions

5 Americans detained in Turks and Caicos over illegal ammunition

Spanish police say they've broken up Sinaloa cartel network, and seized 1.8 tons of meth

Copenhagen residents dismantle Christiania's drug market

Hard drugs, soft drugs and firearms found in home and teahouse: buildings locked

Royal Navy patrol ship seizes half a billion pounds of drugs in Caribbean operations

April, 2024

Royal Navy seizes £16.7m of drugs in Caribbean operation

$1.2Million Worth of Suspected Cocaine Found In Grand Bahama

March, 2024

A Dallas drug trafficker, who admitted to selling over 142,000 counterfeit fentanyl pills was sentenced to 20 years in jail.

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