A 55-year-old woman was busted with 3.378 kilograms of cocaine strapped to her thighs at the Eugene F Correia International Airport, Ogle, East Coast Demerara, on Monday afternoon.
CANU in a statement said that Sandra Angela Profitt of Lot 9 John Fernandes Drive, West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, was sitting in the departure area waiting to board a LIAT flight destined for Barbados when she was intercepted. According to CANU, a search conducted on the woman revealed the cocaine duct-taped to each of her upper thighs. She was arrested and is being processed for court.
Only on Saturday last, a man was nabbed with in excess of 80 cocaine pellets while inside of an East Coast Demerara (ECD) hotel. The pellets weighed 900 grams.
According to a source, the pellets were intended to be swallowed by another person, who would then board an international flight that was leaving Guyana later in the day.
Guyana Times understands that after the man was nabbed, he led investigators to the ECD residence of another male. Ranks then swooped down on the house and a search revealed an unlicensed firearm along with ammunition. As a result, two other persons were also taken into custody as Police launched a search for another suspect.
The man, who is yet to be arrested by the police, is believed to be the mastermind behind the cocaine pellets that were intended to be smuggled.