Woman detained in Guyana after cocaine found in biscuit packages

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – A 59-year-old woman was arrested at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Guyana after the authorities seized more than 24 pounds of cocaine in several biscuit packages.

The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) said that a woman from Haslington on the East Coast of Demerara was due to board a flight for the United States when she was arrested. CANU agents had become suspicious after noticing a large quantity of biscuit packages in the woman’s carry-on luggage.

The packages were searched and the drugs found. CANU said all of the substances in the packets tested positive for cocaine with a value of almost GUY$12.3 million (US $58, 910).

Meanwhile, a man who allegedly checked in luggage for the woman has since been arrested for allegedly attempting to smuggle six finches (birds) in hair curlers.

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