Cocaine in achar…Guyanese model jailed for 4 years


A Guyanese model was jailed for four years by Magistrate Leron Daley when she appeared at the Providence Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

Sadeeka Leona Odi, of Lot 186 Thomas Street, Kitty, who was charged for trafficking in narcotics, had initially pleaded not guilty to the offence when she made her first appearance before then Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry.

Sadeeka Leona Odi
Sadeeka Leona Odi

It was alleged that on February 8, 2014, at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), the 41-year-old woman was found to be in possession of 9.27 kilogrammes of cocaine concealed in mango achar.

She was subsequently remanded to prison and the matter was transferred to the Providence Magistrate’s Court.

During the trial, the prosecution called three witnesses who gave evidence in the matter against the model of a local arts school and a mother of five.

The Court heard that Odi was an outgoing passenger on a flight destined for New York’s John F Kennedy Airport.  Based on information received, ranks from the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) took her off the aircraft and conducted a search of her suitcase; the drug was then found concealed in the achar.

Odi was represented by Attorney-at-Law Dexter Todd.



  1. These people would do anything to get their hands on some US dollars even if it is dangerous as this model did. What stupidity.

  2. Those dummies will never learn, Max; it’s easier for them to keep believing the myths and lies floating around Guyana.

  3. Why do people feel they can get away with these things when the intensity of security is beefing up the world over

  4. OMG – that is 20.39 pounds! How the hell could she hide that amount in achar? That really had to be a lot of achar though! Looks a set up – sad thing is that she has 5 kids.

  5. A beauty with NO brains,, and the real COWARD owner of the cocaine enjoying life,when will they learn.


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