– says drug lords pay $10M to pass cocaine
By Edward Layne
Self-confessed drug baron Barry Dataram is accusing a Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) rank of facilitating the shipment of cocaine out of Guyana.
In a bombshell interview with television reporter Travis Chase, Dataram, who was once wanted by US authorities for conspiracy to traffic cocaine and cocaine trafficking, said the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) may have an interest in this particular anti-drug agent, whose name he refused to reveal.
He said that while he has never shipped cocaine using that particular CANU officer, he has many friends in the drug underworld who did.
“Not me, I never had no dealings with he. I won’t lie pon he if me and he had do business I woulda tell you right now and through my friends them I can’t call he name, but he is one they would gah get extradite too,” Dataram said in the interview.
He also alleged that the CANU officer has a payment plan in place to allow the illicit drug to pass.
“He is the one allowing it to pass, he teking $10 million …half up front and half when it left,” the self-confessed drug baron stated.
Dataram also detailed how the drug underworld operated and explained the process used by traffickers to get the illicit substance out of the country
“Well, obviously you gah get a shipper, you gah get a receiver, you got to get people who doing it already, you can’t just do it right away, however, you want send it, you can’t send it on the first: you gah get people who already doing this stuff, and then you gotta find the man who it is gah go through; remember he don’t come direct and tell you,” Dataram said.
In a statement on Monday evening, CANU Head James Singh said Dataram’s “savagery” against CANU may be as a result of his uneasiness owing to the commencement of his trial for possession of 129.230kg of cocaine that was found in shrimp at his Lot 661 Fourth Avenue, Block X, Diamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD) residence on April 16, 2015.