A 15-year-old US-based Guyanese was on Friday busted at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport following the discovery of two pounds of cocaine in the handles of his suitcases.
The teenager travelling alone, was about to board an Eastern Airlines flight destined for the United States. The young man was returning after spending his summer vacation in Guyana.
The teen allegedly told Police that he did not pack his bag.
Moments after the discovery, the teen’s mother and two others who dropped him off at the airport were arrested since it is believed that the young man was not aware of the contents of his luggage.
The three people are being questioned by Police in connection with the discovery of the illicit substance.
Earlier in the month, Kapil Thakurian of Fouls, Enmore, East Coast Demerara, was arrested following the discovery of 88.2 kilograms of cocaine in a shipment of frozen seafood destined for the United States.
According to information reaching Guyana Times, the drug was detected while the shipment of seafood was being processed at the CJIA.
The cocaine was neatly sealed in white tape and plastic and placed just above the backbone of fish that were in the shipment.
The 175 pounds of cocaine was found in 35 boxes of seafood.
The businessman was reportedly overlooking the preparation of the drug-laden cargo. The Police narcotics branch and the Custom Anti Narcotics Unit have stepped up their game since cocaine mules have became very innovative in the ways of shipping.