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Law Enforcement officers and Airport workers to be charged in Cocaine in Pink Suitcase bust

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The Director of Public Prosecutions has advised that three individuals should be charged in connection with the passage of a 50 pound cocaine laden pink suitcase that ended up at the JFK Airport in New York. Two law enforcement agents and one airport employee have been fingered as part of the conspiracy that resulted in a US based woman traveling on a Delta Airlines flight landing in the US with the drugs.

The incident happened a few weeks ago much to the embarrassment of the law enforcement agencies that monitor and are supposed to intercept illegal drugs at the airport. From US court documents, it is apparent that Dorothy Sears has been cooperating with the US authorities. Guyana launched an investigation into the incident where it became clear that a law enforcement officer allowed the pink suitcase to be placed on board the US carrier.

Meantime the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit-CANU is continuing to investigate the discovery of another stash of drugs found in the lining of two suitcases belonging to another US based Guyanese. The 43 year old woman was arrested yesterday afternoon after CANU found more than eleven kilos of narcotics baked into the lining of the suitcases.

And in a related report the Coast Guard patrol says it unearthed a bag of over four pounds of marijuana hidden in the bow of boat in Essequibo on Wednesday. The boat captain was arrested and transported to the Parika police station where he and the prohibited substance were handed over to the police.

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