US-based Guyanese busted with cocaine in luggage at CJIA

…20-year-old nabbed with 8.9 lbs ganja at EBD

A 25-year-old woman of Lamaha Gardens, Georgetown; and Jamaica, Queens, New York, was busted at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) with a quantity of cocaine stashed away in her hand luggage.
The suspect was an outgoing passenger on a JetBlue flight B6-2166.
Reports are that around 21:05h on Friday, a search was conducted on the US-based Guyanese’s luggage by a Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) officer at the CJIA.

A CANU rank discovers the cocaine in a US-based Guyanese’s luggage at CJIA

During the search, the suspected narcotic was found in the woman’s hand luggage, concealed in the walls of her laptop bag that was inside.
She was escorted to CANU headquarters in Georgetown for further questioning. She remains in custody.
Meanwhile, ranks of the Guyana Police Force on Saturday arrested two males including a 20-year-old labourer of Farm, East Bank Demerara, after he was found in possession of a large quantity of marijuana.
The discovery was made sometime between 07:30h and 08:15h at Last Street, Herstelling, EBD.
According to Police reports, acting on information received, a party of ranks from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Headquarters conducted an operation at Last Street, Herstelling, during which the young man was seen crossing a bridge that connects the two neighbouring communities.

The ganja that was found at Farm, East Bank Demerara

He was entering Last Street with a bulky multi-coloured handbag in his hands.
The 20-year-old man was approached by a rank who conducted a search of the bag, and four brown, bulky, scotch-taped parcels were found inside.
The parcels were opened in the man’s presence and all of the parcels contained leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be cannabis.
The 20-year-old was told of the allegation and arrested.
At CID Headquarters, the suspected cannabis was weighed in his presence and it amounted to 8.9 lbs, which is equivalent to 4.037kg. The suspected cannabis was marked, sealed and later lodged.
Meanwhile, the suspect has implicated another man, and that person was also arrested and is in custody. Further investigations are being conducted.