ONE man was arrested by Coast Guard officers on Monday and then handed over to the police after they intercepted a pirogue with more than 26 kilos of cocaine on board.
According to the police, around 9 a.m., officers aboard Coast Guard Interceptor 030 were on routine patrol off Chacachacare Island when they saw the pirogue with a lone occupant on board.
Officers boarded the pirogue and discovered a crocus bag with 25 tightly wrapped packets. Each weighed 26 kilogrammes and all 25 packets were valued at $10.6 million.
The suspect, aged 32, was handed over to officers of the Organised Crime, Narcotics and Firearms Bureau (OCNFB).
Up to last night the suspect was still being questioned by investigators.