US Coast Guards Seize Near 4000lbs of Ganja on Guyanese Cargo


US drug enforcement authorities made a major ganja seizure aboard a Guyana flagged cargo ship in the Caribbean Sea on Monday.

US Coast Guard Captain Robert Warren said the vessel was intercepted some 200 miles southwest of southern Puerto Rico.

A boarding team found 3591 pounds of ganja hidden on the cargo vessel, valued at $3.5 million.

Five Guyanese crew members have been detained for prosecution.

The media in Guyana media say the ship was registered to a local businessman and apparently carried rice between Guyana and Jamaica.