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Guyanese woman busted with cocaine at JFK

Shureen 6 (2)Twenty-six year old, Shureen Giddings is in the United States facing drug trafficking charges after she passed a total of 105 pellets which she swallowed before boarding a flight from Guyana to John F Kennedy Airport on November 9.


The woman was subject to a customs and border protection examination where her luggage was searched and a body pat-down for drugs. After she was furthered questioned, the woman said she could no longer hold the pellets and requested to use the restroom.


She is still in custody at the Brooklyn Metro Detention Centre.


And only today, two men appeared in the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Judy Latchman and they were refused bail after being charged for conspiring to traffic cocaine.


35-year-old Dwayne Adams of Golden Grove on the East Bank of Demerara admitted to swallowing some 25 cocaine pellets which amounted to 848 grams.


During the court hearing Adams pleaded guilty to the charge and after advice from his attorney later pleaded not guilty and also to ownership of the drugs.


He also denied conspiring with 44-year-old, Herbert Smith of East Ruimveldt. Smith also entered a not guilty plea.


Reports suggest that the men were occupying a hotel room at the Alpha International Hotel in Ogle on the East Coast of Demerara on Friday last when CANU ranks invaded the room after being tipped off. Both men have been remanded to prison until December 7.



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