Police are investigating a report that three children over the weekend fell ill after consuming what appeared to be cocaine-laced sweets which they had purchased from a shop at Wauna, Region One, crime chief Seelall Persaud has confirmed.
Persaud said that the substance has to be sent for analysis to confirm that it is indeed cocaine. He said too that statements have been taken from the shop owner as well as the person that they initially bought the sweets from. No one has been arrested. Stabroek News understands that the children, among them an eight year old were treated at the Mabaruma Hospital and sent away.