South Ruimveldt man, woman wanted

Ogle Airport cocaine bust

The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) has issued wanted bulletins for Edinho Lewis of Shopping Plaza, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown and Chelsea Collins of David Rose Street, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown in regard to the recent cocaine bust at the Eugene F. Correia International Airport, Ogle.

The box containing locally-made snacks and concealed cocaine was intercepted at Eugene F Correia International Airport, Ogle

CANU ranks had found some 534 grams of cocaine in a package of local snacks which was destined for Brooklyn, New York, USA on Wednesday last.
It is alleged that 30-year-old Pathrina Pilgrim of Lot 2 ‘C’ North Road, Bourda, Georgetown had attempted to ship the package abroad.
The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) has said the box was intercepted before it was loaded onto a flight at the Eugene F. Correia International Airport, Ogle.
The box, which contained packets of coconut biscuit, mittai, chicken foot, and a packet of uncooked vermicelli, had the cocaine wrapped in carbon and concealed in a false wall at the bottom.
Several persons have been questioned in the ongoing investigation following that discovery.
CANU is asking anyone who might know these persons’ whereabouts to kindly contact the CANU Headquarters on telephone numbers (592)-227-3507 or (592)-226-0431.
Meanwhile, Pilgrim was on Friday remanded to prison after she was slapped with a trafficking in narcotics charge.
She appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts and denied that on January 27 she had 534 grams of cocaine in her possession for the purpose of trafficking. The case will continue on February 9. (G9)