‘Cocaine in hammock’ suspect remanded

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A mother of one was remanded to prison on Tuesday after she pleaded not guilty to trafficking 6.742 kilograms of cocaine, which were hidden in hammocks that she shipped via DHL.

Tiffini Tricia Collison, 26, of Guyhoc Park, Georgetown appeared before Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan and denied that on September 20, she trafficked the cocaine.

Prosecutor of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), Konyo Sandiford told the court that Collison used her mother’s identification to post four hammocks via DHL shipping.

The suspicious package was discovered by a CANU rank at the Eugene F. Correia International Airport, at Ogle, East Coast Demerara. The hammocks were destined for an address in the United States.

A wanted bulletin was issued for her arrest and four days later, the mother of one surrendered at CANU headquarters in the company of her lawyer. She was remanded to prison until October 19, 2017.

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