…CANU swoops down on trafficking ring
Ranks of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) arrested a 19-year-old female at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) and took her to a city hospital where she excreted 44 cocaine-filled pellets.
Reports are the teen was a passenger on outgoing flight BW 526 destined for JFK International Airport in New York on Friday. CANU ranks approached the teen after they suspected she was a drug mule.
After her arrest, the teen was escorted to a city hospital, where she was admitted. Having excreted the pellets, the young woman still remains a patient under observation as of Saturday evening.
Meanwhile, based on information obtained, CANU ranks swooped down on the East Coast of Demerara (ECD) on Friday evening. During the exercise, they stumbled upon 279 suspected cocaine-filled pellets.
CANU ranks have arrested an additional three persons while they are hunting another two suspects who remain at large. It was reported that one of the suspects still at large was at the ECD residence and when the ranks arrived, but managed to escape.
This bust comes less than a week after CANU ranks intercepted a 37-year-old cosmetologist, Natasha Blair, who was about to travel with her 11-month-old baby. The woman had ingested and inserted cocaine pellets.