A Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara man was on Sunday arrested at the Eugene F Correia International Airport at Ogle, East Coast Demerara after confessing that he had swallowed at least 72 pellets of cocaine.
Randolph Muir, also known as “Roach” of Lot 3 L Enterprise, Mahaicony, ECD, was seen acting in a suspicious manner by members of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU).
Muir was an outgoing passenger on a LIAT flight destined for Barbados. However, after the man was observed perspiring profusely, he was confronted by members of the drug enforcement unit and was questioned. He was taken into a detention room and during further interrogation, confessed to swallowing the illegal substance.
Muir was then escorted to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he excreted 72 pellets containing 592 grams of cocaine.
He is presently under guard at the medical facility, and is expected to make a court appearance on Wednesday on a charge of possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.