Passenger held at Guyana airport with cocaine in curry

Cocaine in curry here with Manzil Ali John and Loaknauth Persaud

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 ā€œDā€ Field Sophia.

Investigations are ongoing.