In the investigation into the catch of more than 2,200 kilos of cocaine on January 8 at the Jules Sedney Haven, five more suspects were arrested. On his website, the Police Corps Suriname reports that the arrests have taken place in the Nickerie district.
The cocaine was hidden between bags of rice in a sea container, which was loaded at the farm of the rice farmer Nitinder Oemrawsingh who was shot dead in Guyana not long after the catch. His corpse was brought to Suriname on 23 January and then given to the family.
Ten suspects were previously arrested in this case: on January 20 the 35-year-old fork-lift truck driver Soebhan Y. and three days earlier the thirty-year-old Fariek J., the 28-year-old Farhed J., the 54-year-old Willem K., the 59-year-old Slamet K. and 27-year-old Narinder R. These suspects are operators, company managers and civil servants working at the ministries of Trade, Industry and Tourism and Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries.