Woman busted with cocaine in pepperpot, curry remanded to prison
Three days after she was busted with a quantity of cocaine in bowls of frozen food at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), 33-year-old Mallika Lambert was on Friday remanded to prison for the offence of trafficking in narcotics.
She appeared at the Diamond/Golden Grove Magistrates’ Courts and pleaded not guilty to the charge. She is due to return to court on November 11.
Ranks of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) had intercepted the woman with the drug on October 12 at the CJIA. At the time, she was an outgoing passenger on a Copa Airlines flight destined to Panama with onward connections to JFK, New York.
When CANU ranks searched her luggage, 6.232 kilograms of suspected cocaine were found concealed in a bowl of curry and a bowl of pepperpot in one of her check-in luggage. As such, she was arrested and charged.