Two women remanded on drug trafficking charges

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Two women were on Tuesday remanded to prison by the Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on drug trafficking charges.

Shellon Yolanda Barrow, 35 of Victoria Street, Albouystown was charged for having 1.638 kilograms of cocaine in her possession on September 15, 2018 at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri for the purpose of trafficking.

She was unrepresented and pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Krissy Latoya Griffith, a 37-year-old hair dresser of Norton Street, Georgetown was charged for recruiting Barrow to take out the drugs.

The charge alleged that Griffith, between September 14, 2018 and September 15, 2018 at the Sun Set Hotel, Kitty, Georgetown, she aided Barrow in the quest to transport the narcotics.

Griffith pleaded not guilty to the charge while her attorney, Tiffany Jeffery made an application for bail.

According to the facts presented in court by Custom Anti-narcotics Unit (CANU) Konyo Sandiford, on September 14, Griffith met with Barrow at the Sun Set Hotel, Kitty and handed over the suitcase which had cocaine in the walls.

On September 15, Barrow was busted at the Airport while attempting to board at airplane destined for Jamaica.

Sandiford noted that Barrow gave confession statements to the CANU officers and gave detailed information which led to the arrest of Griffith.

She added that there is video footage from the hotel showing the drop off between Griffith to Barrow.

Both women were remanded to prison until October 8.

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