A 26-year-old man of East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, who was arrested as he was about to board a Caribbean Airlines flight to The Bahamas last Sunday, is expected to charged for cocaine smuggling soon.
The suspect was on Sunday morning intercepted at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) after he admitted that he had swallowed cocaine pellets.
Police have since confirmed that the suspect had been on their radar for quite some time and upon seeing him at the CJIA, members of the Police Narcotics Branch confronted and interrogated him. During the interrogation, he admitted that he had swallowed cocaine pellets.
INews understands that the suspect was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital and an X-ray was done which confirmed his confession. He has since excreted 52 pellets, which amounted to 554 grams of cocaine. He remains a patient under guard at the medical institution.
A source told INews today that once he excretes all of the pellets, he will be charged immediately after.