A 51-year-old Lodge, Georgetown woman, will be spending the next three years in jail after pleading guilty to drug trafficking.
The woman, Bernadette Warren, was busted on Sunday at the Cheddi Jagan Airport with over 3 pounds of cocaine in her suitcases. She was recently granted a U.S visa and was about to board a New York bound flight on her first trip, when the bust occurred.
Standing before Magistrate Fabayo Adore, Ms. Warren who gave her occupation as a caretaker, apologised to the court during her guilty plea.
She was immediately sentenced to three years in jail and fined $4.1 million.
Prosecutor Konyo Sandiford told the court Ms. Warren was about to board a Dynamic Airways flight when a search of her suitcases revealed the illegal substance.
The cocaine was found strapped within the walls of the suitcases.
According to the Prosecutor, the woman revealed the identity of another woman from the Lodge Housing Scheme, who she claims, supplied her with the cocaine.
CANU agents conducted a search of the “supplier’s” house and found just over four more pounds of cocaine along with more than $14 million cash (local and foreign currency).
That woman, Joy Caine, also appeared in court today and was charged for cocaine possession for the purpose of trafficking. She pleaded not guilty and was remanded to prison.
Police investigators are now searching for Caine’s boyfriend, who it is believed, worked along with her to supply cocaine to would be drug traffickers.