[www.inewsguyana.com] – Two Guyanese citizens are in the custody of US authorities after they were busted separately trafficking cocaine into the United States.
A report carried on Capitol News on Thursday evening detailed that on Monday, August 10, Hilary Shepard arrived at the John F Kennedy International Airport on a Caribbean Airlines Flight from Trinidad and Tobago when Customs and Border Protection found over seven pounds of cocaine in his suitcase.
It was noted that the cocaine was in two large plastic bottles which were wrapped in plastic packages. According to the report, Shepard admitted that he transported the drugs and was offered a payment of US$10,000 to do so.
It was also reported that 22 – year – old Alisa Peters was caught with drugs on August 06 after arriving at the JFK Airport from a Caribbean Airlines Flight. The cocaine was sealed in wooden planks inside her suitcase.
She reportedly admitted that she was to be paid US$8,000 to transport the illegal drugs into the United States.