The report of the inquiry made into the allegations against officials of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) by self-confessed drug dealer Barry Dataram will be up for discussion at Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon told media operatives of this development during a post-Cabinet press briefing today.
“We are willing to make the report public but, Cabinet must have a look at it first, and we are going to have it on the agenda next Tuesday for Cabinet to discuss after which the Minister of Public Security, under whose remit the entities under investigation fall, will make a public statement,” Minister Harmon said.
A media release issued by the Ministry of the Presidency stated that the probe was conducted by Brigadier Bruce Lovell, who was appointed by President David Granger, shortly after the allegations were made.
During the handing over of the report to Minister Harmon late last week, Brigadier Lovell said that the allegations made by Dataram are of a very serious nature against officials of the State, and as such it was incumbent on the Government to carry out an investigation, which he completed in the period of two months.