A Guyanese man who was busted at New York’s JFK International Airport with drugs has admitted that he trafficked the cocaine to settle an old debt.
51-year-old Raymond Orwin Harry was arrested on the 27th October just after he arrived on a Caribbean Airlines flight from Guyana.
Two pieces of luggage that the man was carrying were both checked and the searches revealed cocaine in their false walls. In total, the US agents found just over 2 pounds of cocaine in the false sides of the bags.
Initially, Harry claimed that he was not given anything by anyone to take to the US.
However, after telling the agents that he packed the bags himself and seeing the cocaine found in the false sides, the accused told the Customs agents that he had received the luggage from someone in Guyana who he owed money.
He admitted that the person told him that in exchange for him taking the bags to New York and delivering them to a contact, his debt would be forgiven.
According to the US Agents, Harry also admitted that he was aware that the bags contained cocaine. He also told them that he had been given a telephone number and the name of the contact who was expected to pick him up at the airport and collect the drug-laden bags.
The complaint did not reveal the details of that contact.
The accused has since been charged with the trafficking of cocaine into the US and has since been remanded to the Brooklyn Detention Centre.