A Georgetown woman was arrested Wednesday after she was caught trying to transport cocaine from Georgetown, Guyana to Brooklyn, New York.
The parcels of cocaine, totaling 534 grams, were found hidden in the false bottom of a box of snacks that 30-year-old Pilgrim Pathrina of Lot 2 ‘C’ North Road, Bourda, Georgetown, tried to transport abroad.
According to a statement from the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), the box was intercepted before it was loaded in flight at Eugene F. Correia International Airport, Ogle.
There was a fake bottom in the box, which contained packages of local snacks, including a coconut biscuit, mittai, chicken foot, and a packet of uncooked vermicelli.
The CANU, an officer in the course of making this discovery, investigated further and found the parcels of cocaine Several people have since been questioned in this ongoing investigation.