Airport arms find detainees released

The three persons who were detained on Friday last after two suitcases were intercepted with firearms, ammunition, two fragmentation grenades, two detonators and 38 kilogrammes of compressed marijuana at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri have been released by the police.

The suitcases were intercepted in the outgoing area while a flight destined for Barbados and Antigua was being processed. Two men and a woman were arrested, a police statement had said. Stabroek News was told by sources at the airport that the woman who was detained is a school teacher from Berbice. She was on her way to Barbados. Reports are that the woman was an outgoing passenger on a LIAT flight and had already checked in her suitcase with her name tagged on it. She had boarded the aircraft when police officers discovered that two other suitcases with her name showed up. The suitcases were checked and the items mentioned above were found inside.

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