Three Guyanese have been arrested in three days in New York for nearly 60 pounds of cocaine
Three Guyanese have been arrested in three days in New York for nearly 60 pounds of cocaine that they attempted to smuggle into the United States. On Friday February 27th Aubrey Young who said he was carrying Milk Powder for his son was detained for bringing in the illegal substance in two suitcases. When the agents at JFK searched the milk powder containers they found nearly 25 pounds of cocaine.
The day before that on Thursday, Colin McKenzie stepped off another flight from Guyana and declared to Customs at first that he had diced fruit. The agents found cocaine instead, over twenty one pounds. McKenzie then said that he was paid as a courier and he thought he had diamonds in two cans.
On Wednesday the Federal Agents were in fact waiting for a marked man following earlier busts in Aruba. The man, Mark Ferdinand a former Gospel Singer and Cruise Ship performer was implicated when a courier was held with about six pounds of cocaine in Aruba. The Feds intercepted phone calls between the courier and Ferdinand and arrested Ferdinand when he arrived in NY to uplift the cocaine.
There has been an upsurge in drug arrests via airline couriers from the Caribbean in recent days. A courier out of St. Lucia, Michael Christopher Nelson was arrested in Charlotte North Carolina after he did a bag drop from St Lucia to JFK. The Red Bag with a Red Tag had nearly 50 pounds of cocaine and was left for pick up at JFK. The day before Guyanese courier Aubrey Young claimed he was carrying Milk Powder for his son, eagle eyed agents noticed an unusual bulge in the groin area of a man, Modeira Flemming from Trinidad and Tobago, he had stashed about two pounds there. All of the couriers traveled from the Caribbean in the last week of February.
March 3, 2015