Guyanese convicted for smuggling cocaine to US

first_imgThe owner of Sukdeo Sons Fishing in Brooklyn, New York, which imports fish from Guyana was convicted after being ‘caught red handed’ with a US million shipment of cocaine.Convicted drug trafficker Heeralall SukdeoHeeralall Sukdeo, 60, was convicted on Friday last in the Brooklyn Federal Court for smuggling 250 kilos of cocaine in frozen shrimp.Sukdeo claimed he was duped by a relative, who is in the fish business. Assistant US Attorney Ryan Harris told the court the defendant is a drug smuggler by while reiterating that they caught him red handed.The cocaine was shipped from Georgetown, Guyana, and arrived at the Red Hook pier in June 2015 addressed to “Randolph Fraser” which is apparently Sukdeo’s alias. It was reported that a drug-sniffing dog noticed something fishy about the container, hence drew suspicions from the US law drug enforcement unit.However, agents secretly removed the coke-filled crustaceans and tailed the container after it cleared customs on June 15, 2015. The container was delivered to an unidentified warehouse in Brooklyn where agents spotted Sukdeo “together with others… organising and supervising the unloading” of the shipment.Sukdeo’s US$500,000 bail was revoked after the verdict.last_img read more

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