Cocaine found in hold of CAL plane

Two packages of cocaine weighing 2.2 kilogrammes were discovered on a Caribbean Airlines flight less than an hour after it touched down here this afternoon, the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) said today.

“The illegal substance was found in the aft hold – the belly of the aircraft – of BW 606, a little after 13:00 hrs,” a CJIA statement said.

It reported that the aircraft had arrived at 12:11 hrs from Port of Spain, with an onward connection to Toronto, Canada.

“After all baggage was offloaded from the aft hold, airline security conducted a sweep of the hold as per Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). During the sweep, the drug was discovered,” the statement added.

According to CJIA, law enforcement officers were informed, and an investigation has commenced into the discovery.

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