It was a busy September for cocaine pushers from Guyana as four Guyanese nationals were busted at New York’s JFK airport over the course of three days. In all four cases, the persons arrived on flights from Guyana and all had the cocaine in their stomach.
US Court documents have revealed that on the 20th September, Guyanese, Luke Kendall, arrived on a flight from Georgetown, Guyana.
He was pulled aside for questioning and told Customs agents that he was visiting the US to buy items for his mother’s store.
The agents did not buy that reason even after the man provided them with the names and contacts of persons, he claimed could corroborate his story.
When the persons were contacted, they were all unaware that the man was traveling to the US.
It was at that stage that Kendall was questioned about whether he had ingested cocaine pellets. After an x-ray was ordered, the man admitted that he did indeed swallowed a number of pellets filled with cocaine.
According to the Court documents, Luke Kennard, passed out 201 pellets filled with cocaine weighing three pounds. He was immediately arrested and charged and is now awaiting court hearings.
As News Source previously reported, in the same week a Guyanese woman and a young husband and wife couple were also busted with cocaine in their stomachs.
In all of the cases, the weight of the cocaine and the number of pellets were similar.
Local drug enforcement agents are aware of the busts and are working closely with the US to further probe the cocaine pellet ring that appears to be operating out of an East Coast Demerara village.