Ship captain told to transport drugs from Guyana

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Monday, July 01, 2013 | 4:15 PM



PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Trinidad and Tobago law enforcement authorities Monday said they were investigating an incident where a local vessel was forced to leave Guyana after the captain allegedly refused to transport drugs.

The spokesman for the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard, Lieutenant Commander Kirk Jean Baptiste, told reporters that the vessel ‘Adorra’ had travelled to Guyana with a shipment of coconut water, but when it reached the country, the un-named captain was approached to do another job allegedly involving illicit drugs.

Lieutenant Commander Jean Baptiste said when the captain refused an altercation ensued and he along with his crew were threatened by armed men, forcing the captain to immediately leave for Port of Spain.

He said the local coast guard was contacted and monitored the ship as it sailed into the Chaguaramas Bay on Sunday.

Police as well as members of the Customs and Excise division are conducting investigations and questioning the captain of the boat.


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