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US arrests National Power lifting Champion with weighty cocaine-cargo in stomach

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014, 18:28 by GxMedia


The arrest of the National Power Lifting Champion Colin “Mr Clean” Chesney in New York for allegedly attempting to smuggle cocaine in his stomach has embarassed his association, an official said Wednesday.

The President of the Guyana Amateur Powerlifting Federation, Peter Green said he was embarrassed by by the news and said Chesney was not representing Guyana at the time he was arrested at the John F. Kennedy International Airport on May 24, 2014. “This is very embarrassing…He didn’t go any federation business or competition. Whatever he did was his private thing, but he cast a bad light on the association,” he told Demerara Waves Online News.

The GAPF President said his executive would meet very soon to discuss the matter. Green said he has heard reports that Chesney was busted but he was unaware of the details.

Court documents seen by Demerara Waves Online News state that Chesney was arrested shortly after he arrived aboard Caribbean Airlines flight BW 424 from Guyana. A Special Agent for the US Department of Homeland Security said Chesney admitted to swallowing “foreign bodies into his stomach”.  “Customs inspectors approached the defendant for a customs inspection. During the inspection, the defendant appeared unusually nervous, specifically the defendant was physically shaking and sweating heavily,” said the Special Agent.

The court document states that An X-ray was conducted at the medical facility at the JFK International Airport and the object were seen in his intestinal tract.  Chesney allegedly passed 33 pellets, “one of which was probed and found to contain a white powdery substance “ and was field tested positive as cocaine.