Three held at CJIA over handbag cocaine

Three persons including a female outgoing passenger at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri were last evening arrested after a quantity of suspected cocaine was found concealed in her handbag.

The Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU) in a statement last evening said that its ranks stationed at the airport in Timehri conducted a search on the 19-year-old woman during which the illegal drug was found.

It was weighed and amounted to 2.660 kilogrammes.

The woman who hails from the East Coast Demerara was destined for the USA, the agency said.

She was accompanied to the airport by her mother and other relatives.

Her mother and another individual were also arrested and are presently in custody assisting with investigations.

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