GRA officer wanted for questioning over cocaine in suitcase

The Customs and Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) employee wanted for questioning in connection with Saturday’s cocaine find at the airport.

CANU said last evening that anyone with information on the whereabouts of GRA officer Anthony Thomas is asked to please contact CANU

Anthony Thomas
Anthony Thomas

on telephone numbers 227-03507 or 226-0431. No particulars were given for Thomas.

While the release did not state what Thomas was wanted for, sources have said that it is connection with the discovery over the weekend.

Ten parcels amounting to 11 kilos of cocaine was found in a bag in the baggage area. CANU head James Singh had told this newspaper that the bag was bound for New York. A plane was being prepared to leave the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri for JFK International Airport when the discovery was made.

Singh had explained that it was during routine checks that CANU investigators realised there was false information on the bag and that it did not belong to any of the travelling passengers.

He said that two persons – an employee with a company contracted by the airport to provide security services and an employee attached to a baggage handling company, were detained.

At press time last evening it was unclear if they were still being held.

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