[www.inewsguyana.com] – Two persons are currently in police custody after they were caught attempting to smuggle cocaine through Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) early Friday morning, January 30.
A press statement from the CJIA stated that a man, who identified himself as Kenneth Jones, presented forged documents from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Airport Duty Office (ADO) indicating he was carrying out protocol duties for two individuals – Mahendra Ramsuchit and Rohbina Basdeoram.
Ramsuchit and Ms. Basdeoram, a Canadian citizen, both 29, were expected to depart CJIA for Toronto on Fly Jamaica flight OJ 157.
Powdery substance was confirmed as cocaine concealed in the duo’s carry-on luggage. The weight of the substance is estimated to be some 20 pounds is yet to be confirmed by drug analysts.
Police are looking for Jones and the CJIA is also carrying out an investigation into the incident.