He would usually be whipping up fancy dishes in the kitchen of the Pegasus hotel, but now a 34-year-old Chef will have to use his skills differently, after being sentenced to jail for cocaine trafficking.
Chef Hosania Moses, who was nabbed with 89 cocaine pellets in his stomach while preparing to board a Suriname Airways flight, was sentenced to four years in jail today after pleading guilty to the charge of cocaine trafficking. Additionally, he has been fined $1.8 million.
The man appeared in Court with his attorney, Everton Singh-Lammy, at his side and admitted that he swallowed the cocaine pellets, which had a combined weight of 1.9 pounds.
The Court was told that he was held at the Cheddi Jagan Airport between November 14 and 16 and questioned in detail. His bags were searched, but drug enforcement agents came up empty handed.
However, when they continued to question the young Chef, he eventually admitted that he had swallowed pellets of cocaine.
He was taken to the Georgetown Hospital, where an x-ray confirmed the presence of the pellets in his stomach. He remained in hospital until he excreted all of the pellets.
The Chef apologised to the Court for his actions and was immediately carted off to prison.