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Law enforcement working to crack down on drug trafficking network

first_imgThe Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) and other local law enforcement agencies are working closely with overseas counterparts to crack down on the local drug trafficking network as investigations into the arrest of Guyanese businessman Shervington Lovell continues.Lovell was arrested along with two others on Thursday morning on drug trafficking charges at the Normal Manley International Airport in Jamaica after arriving on a Fly Jamaica flight from Guyana.According to information reaching Guyana Times the men appeared in a Kingston court on Thursday and Lovell has filed proceedings to fight the extradition case, filed by the United States law enforcement.This was confirmed by a source close to CANU.Lovell is the co-owner of Tower Hotel on Main Street, Georgetown.Meanwhile, the source added that efforts are continuing to crackdown on the drug trafficking network in Guyana.Police Commissioner Leslie James recently told reporters that the Police Force is assiduously working with sister-law enforcement agencies to get those “big drug traffickers”.“We are fully aware of our mandate and as long as we get leads to track down drug traffickers, that is it, they will have to answer questions. We are not afraid of those large drug traffickers,” the Commissioner lamented.Guyana Times understands that the hotelier is expected to face several charged of drug trafficking along with money laundering.A vessel, property of Lovell, was also intercepted which is suspected to be used by the businessman to ship the illicit drugs from Jamaica to St Maarten.last_img read more

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