Fugitive Annandale businesswoman suspected to have fled to Suriname

Wanted: Rosemary Singh, also known as Rose

Rosemary Singh, the businesswoman wanted by the Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU) after Canada’s recent seizure of a large shipment of cocaine from a vessel that originated in Guyana, is suspected to have fled to neighbouring Suriname.

This is according to a reliable source, who told Stabroek News that CANU, upon receiving information that Singh, also known as “Rose,” fled, has since contacted its counterpart in Suriname for assistance in locating her.

Four days ago, CANU issued a wanted bulletin for Singh, of Lot 123 Ramsingh Street, Annandale, East Coast Demerara and 153 South Annandale. It said she is the proprietor of a bar at Section C, Enterprise, also on the East Coast of Demerara.

The agency had said that Singh was wanted for questioning in connection with the interception of 81 kilogrammes of cocaine on a vessel in Canada on September 15th, 2018.

Four persons were arrested and two were charged after a large quantity of cocaine was seized from the vessel– Jacqueline C–by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

The drugs were reportedly concealed in the hold of a vessel, which left Guyana from Linden.

A report in the Montreal Gazette had said that the drugs were seized on September 15th and were found in a vessel from Georgetown, Guyana, which was transporting bauxite.

“After an initial search of the vessel, signs led us to concentrate on the front of the boat. And after a vigorous search, the cocaine was found concealed in bags in the hold of the vessel,” the Montreal Gazette had quoted Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Deputy Director Alain Surprenant as saying.

The RCMP, on its website, had said that it joined forces with the CBSA and carried out a major drug seizure where the cocaine was seized at the Port of Valleyfield.

Four persons were subsequently arrested and two–36-year-old Roldan De Gorio Tit and 48-year-old Nazir Ahmad Hussain–were charged with conspiracy to import drugs for the purpose of trafficking.

The drugs were reportedly heading for the Toronto and Vancouver markets.

Following the seizure, local authorities launched their own investigation.


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