Eccles resident busted with over 7lbs cocaine, gun and ammunition; in custody

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A 52 year old man- Andrew Morgan was arrested on Monday morning after he was busted with more than 7 pounds of cocaine, a .32 firearm, and 25 rounds of ammunition in his Eccles, East Bank Demerara home.

CANU officers acting on intelligence conducted a narcotics operation at lot 142 Ixora Avenue, Eccles, East Bank Demerara. A subsequent search of the said property was conducted in the presence of the lone occupant, which resulted in the discovery of a quantity of suspected cocaine, (27) 9mm rounds, one (1) .32 Taurus firearm, along with one magazine, and 25 matching .32 rounds.

Andrew Morgan, 52, who resides at the said property, was arrested and escorted to CANU headquarters along with the firearm, ammunition, and suspected narcotics. The suspected narcotics were tested and confirmed to be cocaine. Additionally, the quantity of cocaine has a total weight of 3.27 kg and a street value of approximately GUY $ 3.5million.

Investigations are in progress.

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