Canadian woman freed of Heroin charge


A 20-year-old Canadian National, who was on trial for trafficking almost 2 kilograms of heroin was on Monday freed of the charge due to lack of sufficient evidence.

Yuniyka Bovell was on trial before Magistrate Leron Daly at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court.

The charge read that on October 5, 2017, at Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Bovell had 1.602 kilograms of Diamorphine [Heroin] in her possession for the purpose of trafficking.

The case was led by Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) Prosecutor, Konyo Sandiford.

On Monday, the matter was discharged against Bovell after the prosecution failed to present the drug analyst report in court although the young lady was charged more than seven months ago.

She was represented by Attorney, Siand Dhurjon. On the day in question, Bovell was an outgoing passenger to Canada when she was observed acting in a suspicious manner at the scanner section of the airport.

Her suitcase was searched by CANU officers and the drugs were found inside.

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