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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 narcotics destruction exercise occurred at the former Ministry of Housing tarmac, Homestretch Avenue.

The period of the drug seizures is from January 2023 to date, and most of the seizures mainly occurred in Police Regional Divisions # 5 and #6 along with minor seizures in Regions #4 and #10.

Several person were charged and placed before the court, while several plantations were found abandoned.

The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) also destroyed 512 KG, equivalent to $153 million (Guyana dollars).

Present at this morning’s proceedings were Minister of Home Affairs, Honourable Robeson Benn, Mr. Troy Whittaker, the Officer-In-Charge of Police Narcotics, and Mr. James Singh, Director of CANU along with other members of the Guyana Police Force and CANU.

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.

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.

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.


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On this auspicious occasion of Eid, let's pay gratitude to the divine light for all the wonderful things in our lives. Eid Mubarak! From the management and staff of the Customs Anti Narcotic Unit.

Let's work together to honour the remarkable diversity of the autism spectrum on this World Autism Day. Let's work together to increase understanding, acceptance, and awareness. Regardless of differences, every person deserves respect, acceptance, and support. Together, we can create a world in which each person can express their individual gifts and shine brightly. 🧩💙

The Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit staff honours all individuals with Down syndrome today. Their achievements and the happiness they offer to our community are worthy of celebration today, tomorrow, and every day. In spite of everything they've been through, they've shown remarkable fortitude and perseverance, and we're better off because of their fresh viewpoints and skills. We must keep fighting for the rights of people with Down syndrome and working to ensure they have access to the resources they need to live fulfilling lives.

"May the courage and strength of women around the world inspire us all to strive for a more inclusive and equitable society. Happy International Women's Day!" "Wishing all the phenomenal women out there a day filled with love, respect, and appreciation for everything you do. You are the backbone of our society." A message from the Management and Staff of the Customs Anti Narcotic Unit

The Director of the Customs Anti Narcotic Unit (CANU) Mr. James Singh, participated in the COPOLAD III annual meeting in La Paz, Bolivia, during the reporting period. The meeting centered on the necessity of establishing platforms for technical-political communication that are customized to match the specific needs and circumstances of each country. The engagement additionally prioritized the development of instruments that assist nations in identifying novel approaches to address the drug situation, hence facilitating the formulation and execution of drug policies

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