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Canadian teen remanded for possession of Heroin

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A 19-year-old Canadian National, who was recently bused with almost four pounds of heroin stashed inside her suitcase at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

Yuniyka Bovell was remanded to prison after she denied that on October 5, 2017, at CJIA, she had 1.602 kilograms of diamorphine (heroin) in her possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Her Lawyer, Siand Dhurjon told the court that his client stayed at Guyhoc Park after she arrived in Guyana some nine months ago and worked as a cashier at her mother’s grocery store.

Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) prosecutor, Konyo Sandiford did not disclose too much information about the case but told the court that the drugs were found hidden in the teen’s suitcase on the day in question.

Sandiford opposed bail based on the seriousness of the charge and noted that the lawyer did not raise any special reason for bail to be granted. She was remanded until October 24, 2017.

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