Man held at JFK with cocaine in pastries

An outgoing passenger was on Sunday night nabbed with cocaine laden pastries at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri, Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) James Singh has confirmed.

The red Aviator suitcase in    which the cocaine was found.
The red Aviator suitcase in which the cocaine was found.

Singh, when contacted, said that the man who was booked as a passenger on a flight to the JFK International Airport in New York remains in custody assisting with investigations.

He said a total of 7.5 kilogrames of cocaine were discovered by CANU ranks, concealed in a quantity of cheese rolls, pine tarts and mettai.

Stabroek News was reliably informed that the detainee is a resident of Berbice. The cocaine, this newspaper was told, was baked into the pasteries.it is unclear how it was concealed in the mettai.

Drug traffickers continue to come up with innovative ways to get the cocaine out of Guyana undetected.

Just over a week ago, CANU ranks discovered an undisclosed quantity pf cocaine in a shipment of awara which was destined for Canada. The drug smugglers formed and sprayed some cocaine filled balls to look like the bright orange fruit before mixing them in containers with genuine awara for shipment.

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