[www.inewsguyana.com] – Two packages of cocaine weighing 2.2 kilogrammes were discovered on a Caribbean Airlines flight destined for Toronto, Canada on Friday afternoon, May 23, at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport.
A statement from airport authorities noted that the illegal substance was found in the aft hold – the belly of the aircraft – of BW 606, a little after 13:00 hrs.
The aircraft had arrived at 12: 11 hrs from Port of Spain, with an onward connection to Toronto.
After all baggage was offloaded from the aft hold, airline security conducted a sweep of the hold as per Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). During the sweep, the drug was discovered.
Law enforcement officers were informed, and an investigation has commenced into the matter.
iNews understands that four ramp attendants are in police custody.