CANU apparently breaks up cocaine pellet-smuggling ring; four arrested

Last Updated on Saturday, 7 July 2018, 18:15 by Denis Chabrol

The 279 pellets that CANU said it found at an East Coast Demerara house, after a woman was arrested at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport. She later excreted 44 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 Friday, the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU).

The law enforcement unit said the woman was an outgoing passenger on Flight BW 526 destined for JFK International Airport.

She was suspected to have swallowed cocaine pellets and was arrested and escorted to a city Hospital. CANU sais she has since excreted 44 pellets suspected to contain cocaine. “She remains hospitalized and under observation.”

CANU said that interdiction led to an operation at a location on the East Coast of Demerara Friday evening where 279 suspected cocaine filled pellets were seized.

Three persons were arrested and two suspects remain at large.