Investigators of the Police Force’s Narcotics Branch are questioning a 24-year-old West Coast Bernice woman after she was busted with just over 10 pound of cocaine yesterday at the Cheddi Jagan Airport.
According to a police statement, the drug trafficking suspect was an outgoing passenger at the airport when the large quantity of the cocaine was found concealed in her luggage.
There are reports that the cocaine was hidden in books in the woman’s suitcase and her name has been given as Rena Devi Jagernauth.
The investigations are ongoing and other suspects are being sought.
Meanwhile, on March 25, a Guyanese man was held at the JFK Airport in New York after he arrived there on a Caribbean airlines flight with over two pounds of cocaine in the false bottom of his suitcases.
The man has been been identified as Alfred Kevin Quincy Johnson.
He has since been charged for trafficking of cocaine into the United States. He is currently behind bars in the New York area.