RANKS from the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) on Wednesday busted two St Lucian nationals who were trafficking cocaine out of Guyana in their vaginas.Now in police custody, the two women, both above the age of 30, were arrested shortly before boarding a Caribbean Airlines flight. They were returning to St Lucia when they were selected for a ‘pat down’ after ranks from the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit observed them acting suspiciously.
Unconfirmed reports suggest that the foreign objects were spotted in the women’s bodies as they were passing through the scanner at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport. The bust yesterday was the second of its sort for the week.
Ranks from the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit also, earlier this week, busted two men with a quantity of cocaine in a hotel room. One of the men was allegedly caught swallowing the cocaine pellets at the time of the bust. Both men were arrested and charged with conspiracy to traffic cocaine out of Guyana. Bail was refused in that matter.
In yesterday’s case, the cocaine was concealed in plastic wrap to form a parcel six inches long. The items were extracted and weighed. Senior officials at the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit have confirmed the bust.