Ex-media worker admits to trafficking cocaine

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Former media worker Zanneel Williams on Monday confessed to a cocaine trafficking charge while her two co-accused were released on $750,000 bail each.

Williams, 25, of Lamaha Gardens, Georgetown; Anil Sookhoo, 33, an ex-officer of the Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU)of Kuru Kuru, Soesdyke/Linden Highway; and Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) officer Shameka Caesar, 27, of Durban Street, Wortmanville, Georgetown were arraigned before Magistrate Sunil Scarce at the Diamond/Grove Magistrates’ Court.

Williams admitted to trafficking 9.628 kilograms of cocaine at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) on April 22, 2022. Sookhoo and Caesar pleaded not guilty.

Magistrate Scarce ordered a psychiatric evaluation and probation report for Williams.

The matter was adjourned until May 30, when Williams is expected to be sentenced.

The cocaine was found concealed in the passenger’s laptop bag

According to reports, Williams was nabbed at the airport with 7.9kg of cocaine concealed in the walls of her laptop bag.

At the time, she was an outgoing passenger on a Jetblue flight B6 2166 which was destined for the United States.

She was arrested and taken to CANU Headquarters, where 1.6 kg of cocaine was found strapped to her body.

Based on a further investigation conducted, Sookhoo and Caesar were arrested.

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