Guyanese man charged in NY over cocaine in suitcase handles
A Guyanese man is now before the courts in New York after he attempted to smuggle five pounds of cocaine into the US packed in the handles of his suitcases.
Warren Hawk was on June 6th placed on US$75,000 bail by Magistrate Judge Marilyn D. Go, one day after he was busted at the JFK International Airport when he disembarked a Caribbean Airlines flight.
According to court documents, Hawk presented two roller suitcases and a backpack to authorities at the airport for inspection and stated that the bags and their contents belonged to him. He said he had packed the bags himself. When officials checked one of the roller suitcases, they observed that its handle was unusually thick and did not fully extend. They probed the handle of the suitcase and discovered a white powdery substance inside.