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170 kilos guyana govt cocaine hidden in pallets seized by canadian border services

The cocaine was hidden in specially altered wood pallets, border officials say. (Connell Smith/CBC)

cbcnews canada: A total of 170 kilograms of cocaine was seized in two separate drug busts at the Port of Saint John, Canada Border Services Agency officials announced Friday.

The drugs have an estimated street value of more than $21 million, officials said.

The cocaine was hidden in specially altered wood pallets used to transport food products from Guyana. The shipping containers were destined for the Toronto area.

Eight men, ranging in age from 31 to 70, have been charged with importing, conspiracy to import and possession for the purpose of trafficking, according to the RCMP.

“This is a very significant seizure here in our region,” Andrew LeFrank, regional director general for CBSA, Atlantic region, stated in a release.

“We have kept hundreds of thousands of doses of this dangerous drug off our streets, and kept the profits out of the pockets of drug smugglers,” he said.

The busts occurred on May 29 and June 5.

New Brunswick RCMP Federal Operations West, CBSA, the RCMP in the Greater Toronto Area and Saint John police participated in the seizures.

Last year, RCMP and border officials intercepted cocaine-stuffed pineapples at the port.

There were two seizures between August and October, totalling 28 kilograms. The estimated street value was $3.5 million.

U3O8 Corp. continues uranium plunder in Guyana as Iranians arrive

U3O8 Corp. Intersects Eighth Uranium-Bearing Structure, Underscoring Significant Size Potential of the Kurupung System
Aricheng A adds to pipeline of targets with potential to grow current uranium resource
TORONTO, ONTARIO, Mar 16, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — U3O8 Corp. /quotes/comstock/11v!uwe (CA:UWE 0.48, +0.03, +5.56%) , a Canadian uranium exploration company, reports significant uranium mineralization from Phase I scout drilling in the Aricheng A target in the Kurupung Batholith, in basement rocks near the Roraima Basin in Guyana (Figure 1). Continue reading