Drug Bust

Minister congratulates Coast Guard for role in US$125 million drug bust

Minister of National Security, Edmund Dillon is commending the Coast Guard on its inviolvement in a recent multi-million dollar drug bust in international waters.

The bust was made during a joint drug interdiction operation with the United States Coast Guard.

The interception which took place on 16 February, 2017 in international waters north of Paramaribo, off the coast of Suriname resulted in a find of 4.2 tonnes of cocaine with an estimated street value of US$125 million.