APNU leaders meet army over cocaine plot, cartel operations

Alarmed over a reported plot by organized crime groups in the United States and Italy to smuggle as much as 1,000 pounds of cocaine from Guyana to the port of Gioia Tauro in Calabria, leaders of the main opposition APNU yesterday met with senior army officers.

The meeting came a day after US and Italian authorities moved against key figures from both countries for narcotics trafficking, among other charges, based on what is being called a transnational heroin and cocaine trafficking conspiracy involving the ‘Ndrangheta, which is one of Italy’s most powerful organised crime syndicates.

Local authorities are keeping a close eye on the details from the busting, and according to sources attempts are being made to seek further information on the plot to export cocaine from Guyana and the claim that Mexican drug cartels …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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