Woman busted with cocaine remanded


A 30-year-old woman, who was nabbed while attempting to smuggle cocaine through the Eugene F. Correia International Airport at Ogle, was on Friday remanded to prison.

Pathrina Pilgrim of Lot 2 ‘C’ North Road, Bourda, Georgetown, appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Particulars of the charge alleged that Pilgrim on January 27, had 534 grams of cocaine in her possession for the purpose of trafficking. Magistrate Daly remanded Pilgrim to prison until February 19, 2021.

Pilgrim, a mother of two, was arrested by ranks of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) after she was caught attempting to ship cocaine from Georgetown, Guyana to Brooklyn, New York.

The parcels of cocaine were found hidden in the false bottom of a box of snacks that Pilgrim attempted to ship abroad. The box was intercepted before it was loaded onto a flight at the Ogle Airport.

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


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