A pregnant woman was fined $1.8M and sentenced to three years imprisonment for cocaine trafficking when she appeared at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court earlier today (Wednesday).
Twenty-six-year-old Patrima Isaacs a.k.a “Pat” pleaded guilty to the charge of cocaine trafficking some three days after being nabbed with the illegal substance at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA).
INews understands that the woman was about to board a flight bound for New York where she would have been spending vacation time.
It was discovered on Sunday last, while at the airport that she had stashed cocaine in her straw bag and also in a sanitary napkin which she had placed between her legs.
The 698 grammes of cocaine is worth approximately $628,200 “street value”.
As persons continue to find the most innovative ways to traffic narcotics in and out of Guyana, anti-narcotics officials have become more vigilant and diligent in their operations, particularly at the country’s main port of entry – the Cheddi Jagan International Airport.
Only last month, ranks attached to the Police Narcotics Branch seized six kilograms and four grams of cocaine at the CJIA that was destined to be shipped to the U.S.
According to Police officials, the drugs were found in a cargo shipment of frozen fish concealed in a number of boxes.