Women busted after attempting to post ganja, meth to Mazaruni prison


Two women appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly on Friday charged with attempting to traffic narcotics to an inmate at the Mazaruni Prison in Region Seven.

A statement from the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) on Friday noted that a quantity of cannabis and crystal meth were found hidden within the false walls of two lotion bottles which were contained in a box at the Guyana Post Office Corporation in Georgetown.

Thirty-seven-year-old Andrea De Florimote of Victoria Street Plaisance, East Coast Demerara, and 46-year-old Patrinea Bristol of  Avocado Drive, North Ruimveldt, Georgetown, pleaded not guilty to the charge; they were placed on $60,000 bail each and are slated to return to court on August 27, 2021.

The CANU statement noted that based on information received, ranks executed a search on Wednesday at the Guyana Post Office and found a box containing head ties, jerseys, soaps, and two bottles of lotion.

The ranks found the illicit drugs concealed inside false walls of the bottles; the narcotics amounted to 6.3 grams of cannabis and 5.4 grams of suspected Crystal Methamphetamine.

According to CANU, it was discovered that De Florimote was attempting to post it to an inmate housed at the Mazaruni Prison. She reportedly told officers that she received the items from Bristol who was later taken into custody.

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