Region 3 deputy REO caught with cocaine in suitcase
By Tracey Khan-Drakes –
A 36-year- old Guyanese woman is in custody in Houston Texas for transporting 3lbs of cocaine from Trinidad and Tobago.
Ameena Marlyne Hinds, who is the Deputy Regional Executive Officer (REO) of region 3 claims she was given a suitcase lined with the cocaine while in Trinidad.
Hinds was a passenger on United Airlines flight 1250 from Port of Spain and arrived at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport Houston at 2:15 p.m. on October 29 when she was inspected by a CBPO Officer, who made the discovery.
The woman told CBPO officers that she is currently burdened by a $5,000 USD personal debt and has had difficulty meeting her financial obligations and debt collectors have been calling on her for repayment is what motivated her to transport the drugs.
She also told officers that she was instructed by the mystery man to travel to a hotel in New York and make contact with him when she arrived and arrangements would be made for someone to retrieve the suitcase containing the drugs and payment exchanged.