A man who was nabbed at a local airport with 592 grams of cocaine, was on Wednesday jailed after he made an appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
Rudolph Muir, also called “Roach”, of Enterprise, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara (EBD) admitted to Magistrate Fabayo Azore that he had swallowed 72 pellets of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
The 32-year-old man confessed that on June 18 and 19 at the Eugene F Correia Airport, he had 592 grams of cocaine in his possession for the purpose of trafficking. As such he was jailed for three years and fined $1.5 million.
In court on Wednesday, Muri said he was paid US$1700 to traffic the illegal substance.
Muir was nabbed at the airport after he was spotted by drug enforcement officers perspiring profusely. He was transported to a city hospital where he excreted 72 pellets filled with cocaine.
At the time of his arrest, Muri was an outgoing passenger on a Liat flight to Barbados.