Now Cocaine in “Cheeze Stiks”
The Audacity of the Drug Traffickers was highlighted by an incident on Tuesday. On the same day and time that a high level aviation meeting was being held at the Ministry of Home affairs to examine how eighteen kilos passed through the airport another young woman decided to walk through CJIA with cocaine in “Cheeze Stiks” snacks.
The woman Lodonno Granada Richardson arrived at JFK off of a Caribbean Airlines BW 424 on June 15 from Georgetown Guyana. During a routine inspection of Richardson, it was noted that she was clutching a bag of Holiday brand “Cheeze Stiks”. Customs agents decided to inspect the “Cheeze Stiks” and discovered a long cylindrical object made of clear rubber containing a white substance. The substance field-tested positive for cocaine. The total appropriate weight was 263 grams.
But the agents did not stop the investigation there, they asked the 24 year old woman what she knew about the arrangements for the carrying the drugs. She told them that she was instructed to meet with someone named “styles” in the arrival Hall of JFK who was supposed to pay her for carrying the drugs.
Richardson then made a call to styles who arranged to meet her, monitored by the Feds she went out into the arrival hall of terminal four. She was approached by a young man named Andre Cato who indicated that he was supposed to pick her up and bring here to “Styles”. He stated that he was picking her up because the product was his. Richardson and Cato then walked to the Terminal Exit where the Federal agents arrested both of them. Richardson is still in custody while Cato was granted bail in the sum of 50 thousand US dollars when they appeared in court on Wednesday morning.
On Tuesday Aviation and Security officials candidly reviewed the operations at the Cheddi jagan International Airport that permits cocaine and other illegal substances to beat the layers of security, the dogs and technology. That meeting was held as a result of the news that a Guyanese woman Chandinee Segobind slipped through the airport with over 18 kilos of cocaine that has a street value of nearly 100 million Guyana dollars on June 2nd. An American man was jailed for trying to smuggle cocaine out last week and the week before that another man died after he ingested cocaine pellets.
Capitol news understands that who may have brought the shipment of cocaine into Guyana for distribution to the Caribbean North America and Europe has gained the attention of the Drug Enforcement Administration in the United States.