Cocaine swallower with 11-month-old baby busted

-Child father wanted by CANU


A woman who was travelling with her 11-month-old baby to New York was on Monday night nabbed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) by ranks of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) for trafficking cocaine.

CANU said the woman, 37-year-old Natasha Blair, a Cosmetologist of Grove/Diamond, East Bank Demerara, utilised two “risky methods” for trafficking the illegal drug –ingestion and insertion.

CANU disclosed that Blair was booked to travel on BW 726 to the John F. Kennedy Airport, New York.

CANU said at approximately 22:00hrs, after she checked in her luggage and was proceeding to the departure lounge, she was intercepted by ranks who escorted her to a City hospital.


At the health institution, Blair underwent an x-ray where suspected cocaine pellets were displayed in her digestive tract as well an object inserted in her lower extremity.

She was admitted as a patient and one large object suspected to contain cocaine was extracted from her lower extremity.

Regarding the ingested pellets seen in her digestive tract, CANU said the woman has so-far excreted 3 suspected cocaine pellets and remains hospitalised.

Meanwhile, the 11-month-old baby girl with whom she was travelling, has since been handed over to her grandmother.

CANU is now in search of the suspect’s child father, Sherwin Stoby also known as Kong last of 87 Roxanne Burnham Gardens Georgetown Guyana.

Anyone knowing his whereabouts is asked to contact CANU at 227-3507.

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