Canadian resident held at CJIA with 3.5 lbs of heroin

Yuniyka Bovell

A Canadian resident was yesterday remanded to prison, after she denied having possession of 3.5 pounds of heroin.

Yuniyka Bovell, 19, is accused of having in her possession 1.602 kilogrammes (equivalent to 3.5 pounds), of heroin, on October 5, at the Cheddi Jagan Inter-national Airport (CJIA), Timehri.

Bovell, who had been residing in Guyana for the past six months with her boyfriend and her mother, at 1427 Guyhoc Park, East La Penitence, denied the crime.

The teen’s attorney told the court that his client suffers from asthma and recently lost a baby and is still depressed, and as such ought to be granted bail. He further argued that his client had neither knowledge, nor possession, of the drugs.

However, Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit Prosecutor Konyo Sandiford, objected to bail being granted, stating that no special reasons had been presented to the court.

Sandiford stated that contrary to the attorney’s comment, the accused was apprehended with a bag that contained the substance.

Bovell, was later remanded to prison and will make her next court appearance on October 24.

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