Two men from Guyana have been arrested in relation to the discovery of cocaine hidden within bowls containing curry.
Last Friday, Customs Anti Narcotic Unit (CANU) officers intercepted a male passenger at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) who was about to travel on Jet Blue Airways Flight B61966 destined for JFK.
A search of the passenger’s suitcase was conducted in his presence, which resulted in the discovery of a white substance suspected to be cocaine concealed in two bowls with curry.
A 36-year-old man of Parika Backdam was arrested and escorted to CANU headquarters with the suspected narcotics, which was subsequently tested and confirmed to be cocaine weighing a total of 6.28 kilograms (approximately 13.8lbs) with a street value of approximately US $31,000 (approximately GYD $6.3 million).
Further investigations led to the arrest of a 43-year-old man of Section C “D” Field Sophia.
Investigations are ongoing.