Commander of `B’ Division Lyndon Alves on Saturday gave chase after a suspected chicken smuggler and successfully nabbed him in Crabwood Creek, Upper Corentyne sometime around 4.45 pm.
According to information gathered, Alves received information that a man was expected to transport a quantity of Suriname chicken on the Corentyne.
Stabroek News was told that the packs of chicken were reportedly brought to Guyana through the Number 63 Beach area.
Alves explained, that upon receiving the information, he decided to chase down the vehicle. However, the driver of the vehicle refused to stop, which led the commander to continue the chase all the way to Crabwood Creek, Upper Corentyne.
A search was then conducted on the vehicle and a total of 24 boxes of chicken was discovered inside. The driver, who was the lone occupant of the car was placed under arrest. The car was lodged at the Springlands Police Station.
For years, persons have smuggled items through the Number 63 Beach Area. However, police have recently cracked down on the area with patrols as well as conducting road blocks and stop-and- searches in the Upper Corentyne Area.
Additionally, a police outpost has since been set up at the entrance to the Berbice Bridge, in an effort to nab smugglers.