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Barbadian passenger held allegedly with cocaine strapped to body

The cocaine that was allegedly  found strapped to the legs of a male Barbadian before he was scheduled to board a plane at the Eugene F. Correia (Ogle) International Airport.

The cocaine that was allegedly found strapped to the legs of a male Barbadian before he was scheduled to board a plane at the Eugene F. Correia (Ogle) International Airport.

Guyanese anti-narcotics police said a Barbadian young man was caught with almost one kilogramme of cocaine strapped to his body.

Police said the 22-year old man was held at about 1:15 PM at the Eugene F. Correia (Ogle) International Airport while he was an outgoing passenger.

The estimated 914 grammes of cocaine, investigators said, were found strapped to his legs.

Several Guyanese and foreigners have in the past been held at that Eugene F. Correia International Airport with cocaine and marijuana strapped to their bodies or in their baggage.