Guyanese authorities have seized a semi-submersible vessel believed to be used in the smuggling of large quantities of South American cocaine to other countries.

The Guyana Police Force said a 40-year old Venezuelan man and a 40-year old Guyanese who was conducting welding repairs at the time they were found have been arrested.

“The vessel is about 25 meters long, 2.7 meters in width and 2.8 meters in depth, and at the time the Guyanese national who is a welder, was effecting repairs on it, on the bank of the creek where it had been brought up,” the law enforcement agency said in a statement.

The vessel was discovered on Saturday at a creek at Annbisi River, Port Kaituma, North West District as a result of information received, the Guyana Police Force said according to a report by Demerara Waves News.

The submersible vessel is currently under guard.

A team of Investigators from the Criminal Investigations Department’s Headquarters, with assistance from the Guyana Defence Force Coast Guards were deployed to the location early yesterday morning to continue investigations.

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