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

U3O8 Corp. Identifies Key Pathfinder Elements in Its Uranium plunder Exploration in the Roraima Basin, Guyana

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Jan. 12, 2010) – U3O8 Corp. (TSX VENTURE:UWE), a Canadian uranium exploration company, identifies key geological and chemical characteristics in exploration for uranium in the Roraima Basin in Guyana, South America. These characteristics are commonly associated with Athabasca-type deposits. The Athabasca Basin in Saskatchewan contains about one third of the world’s uranium resources. Continue reading

CGX Energy holds on to Georgetown Petroleum Prospecting License while having no money

we’ll break this down later, but like we’ve been saying all along these clowns have no money and are stalling for time and a favourable very mad venture capitalist. none are forthcoming!!

CGX Energy Reports on Georgetown Licence Renewal-Committed to Second Well
Posted on : 2010-01-07 | Author : CGX Energy Inc.
News Category : PressRelease

TORONTO, ONTARIO — 01/07/10 — CGX Energy Inc. (TSX VENTURE: OYL) (“CGX” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the parties to the Georgetown Petroleum Prospecting Licence, including CGX Resources Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of CGX Energy Inc., have renewed the Georgetown Petroleum Prospecting License (PPL) offshore Guyana and have entered into the Second Renewal Period. The parties to the Georgetown PPL are Repsol Exploracion S.A (15%), being the Operator, along with YPF Guyana Limited (30%), Tullow Guyana BV (30%) and CGX Resources Inc. (25%). During the first 18 months of the Second Renewal Period there is a Minimum Work Commitment of one exploration well. In transition to the Second Renewal Period, and as required by the Georgetown PPL, approximately 30% of the area under contract has been relinquished back to the Government. Processing and interpretation of the recently acquired 1,839 sq km 3D seismic is well advanced for the selection of the location for the commitment well. Continue reading