Another Guyanese woman busted at JFK with cocaine pellets

File photo: Cocaine pellets retrieved from the stomach of a smuggler

cocaine pellets[] – Days after a Guyanese cosmetologist was busted at the John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) with 100 cocaine pellets, another woman was arrested under suspicions of doing the same.

Head of the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU), James Singh confirmed to iNews that US officials arrested the woman sometime on Saturday, November 21 after she landed and attempted to make her way into the country.

She has been identified as Shellon Beckles, who is employed at her family’s Lumber Yard business in Georgetown. iNews understands that Beckles is currently at a medical facility in the US where she is expected to pass out the pellets containing the illicit substance.

On November 09, 26-year-old Shureen Giddings swallowed over 100 drug-filled pellets before getting on a plane bound for New York. On arrival, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers searched her luggage and did a body pat-down, but found nothing.

However, after further questioning, the mother of one confessed to the agents and asked to use the bathroom as she could no longer hold the pellets.

Giddings passed 17 of the pellets there and was then taken to a medical facility at the airport where she subsequently passed 88 pellets.



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