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Cocaine-in-rum bust at at the Cheddi Jagan Airport

Guyanese police busted an outgoing passenger at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport with a quantity more than five kilogrammes of cocaine in rum, according to usually reliable sources.

Sources said the liquefied cocaine was in four rum bottles that were given to him by an East Coast Demerara-based friend to take for another friend in New York.

The passenger, whose name was not released by police authorities, was about to board a Caribbean Airlines flight to New York when he was arrested.

Police later said in a statement that at about 3:25 Sunday morning, anti-narcotics police conducted a search on a baggage of an outgoing passenger at that airport and found 5 kilogrammes 829 gramms of cocaine.

The man has been arrested. Police said he was taken into custody and was assisting in their probe.