Sunday, July 8, 2018

Guyana Drug Mule excretes Cocaine Pellets

A New York-bound 19-year old woman, who excreted 44 pellets after she was intercepted at Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport, was among four persons arrested by the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU).

Police said the woman was an outgoing passenger on a flight destined for JFK International Airport. She was suspected to have swallowed cocaine pellets and was arrested and escorted to a city Hospital.

Another 279 cocaine filled pellets were later seized. Three were arrested and two remain at large.
In 2015 hairdresser Shureen Giddings was intercepted shortly after arriving at the John F. Kennedy Airport on a flight from Guyana, and subsequently excreted 105 pellets. Guyana’s Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit say she “set a local record for swallowing such a large number of pellets”.

Late last year 38-year-old, Julius Fidel Watkins smuggled more than 2 pounds of cocaine in pellets. He was sentenced to four years in jail and fined.