Woman busted attempting to smuggle cocaine hidden in snack box

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A Georgetown woman was on Wednesday arrested after she was caught attempting to ship cocaine from Georgetown, Guyana to Brooklyn, New York.

The parcels of cocaine, which amount to 534 grams, were found hidden in the false bottom of a box of snacks that 30-year-old Pathrina Pilgrim of Lot 2 ‘C’ North Road, Bourda, Georgetown attempted to ship abroad.

The snack box with the false bottom (Photo released by CANU)

According to a statement from the Customs Anti Narcotic Unit (CANU), the box was intercepted before it was loaded onto a flight at the Eugene F. Correia International Airport, Ogle.

The box, which contained packets of local snacks, including coconut biscuit, mittai, chicken foot, and a packet of uncooked vermicelli, had a false bottom.

The box filled with snacks (Photo released by CANU)

The CANU officer, upon making this discovery, further investigated and the parcels of cocaine were found. Several persons have since been questioned in this ongoing investigation.

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