Two Guyanese women en route to separate African destinations were arrested at airports in Brazil and Portugal after cocaine concealed in liquid eyeliner containers were discovered in their checked luggage, police said yesterday.
A release from the Force stated that they have been informed that on February 11, Portuguese customs officials at Lisbon airport seized over 16 kilograms of cocaine concealed inside liquid eyeliner containers placed in the checked baggage of a 42-year-old Guyanese female. She was travelling from Portugal to Brazil to Guinea Bissau, West Africa.
The release added that on the following day, authorities at the Guarulhos Cumbica International Airport, Sao Paolo, Brazil, arrested a 26-year-old Guyanese woman travelling to Nigeria. Her checked baggage was found to contain 4 kilograms of cocaine which were also concealed in liquid eyeliner containers