Guyanese National Arrested in Barbados for Attempting to Smuggle Drugs Through the Airport
A Guyanese national is among 10 Jamaicans busted on Friday in Barbados with suspected packs of cocaine and marijuana in their stomachs. Some of them have already started to secrete the pellets. One man had as much as 80 small pellets in his stomach.
The Guyanese man has told authorities that he lives in Jamaica but is a relative of a former top Guyana education official. Up to late last evening he was still a patient under heavy police guard at the Queen Elizabeth hospital in the island.
Charges are expected to be laid against the men before the middle of this week. All 10 persons were arrested upon their arrival in the island aboard a Caribbean Airlines flight. Investigators believe that they may have specifically chosen the weekend when the island was seeing increased arrivals, hoping that they would have been able to make it pass security.
Barbados has been paying close attention to flights arriving there from Jamaica as the island had seen an increase in drug trafficking efforts involving Jamaicans.