Jamaican busted with 1kg cocaine in shoe soles

A Jamaican is now in Police custody awaiting court appearance after he was busted with one kilogram of cocaine at Friendship Squatting Area, East Bank Demerara.

According to information, on April 2 ranks from the Police Anti-Narcotics Unit conducted a search on a house at Friendship Squatting Area during which one kilogram of cocaine, which had been compressed in the form of shoe soles, was discovered. The Jamaican national at the house was arrested.

Although cases of cocaine busts have not been frequent this year, there have been several convictions of persons found in possession of the narcotic.

Just last month, Bothram Garnette, a Berbician, was sentenced to five years along with a $36 million fine after he was found guilty of possession of the illicit substance for the purpose of trafficking.