Barbados-bound woman remanded over cocaine at Ogle Airport


A RESIDENT of Craig, East Bank Demerara, was yesterday remanded to prison on a cocaine trafficking charge following her appearance before Magistrate Zameena Ali. At Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court, Lonette Robert, 24, pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to her.
Particulars of the charge stated that on Tuesday, April 28 at Ogle International Airport, East Coast Demerara, she had in her possession 1.286 kilogrammes of cocaine in her possession for the purpose of trafficking.
The facts surrounding Robert’s arrest stated that she was an outgoing passenger to Barbados when a search was carried out on her person.

Prior to the bust, ranks from the police narcotics branch observed Robert walking in a suspicious manner. A subsequent search was carried out on her person and the prohibited substance was found strapped about her body and also inserted in her private parts. She was then taken to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Headquarters for further investigations and the substance was weighed before her.

Bail was denied for Robert and the matter was adjourned to May 29.