Two persons were on Monday arrested following the discovery of 10 pounds of suspected cocaine at the Eugene F. Correira International Airport at Ogle, East Coast Demerara, says the Guyana Police Force (GPF).
The bust was made around 10:10 hrs when Police ranks discovered the suspected cocaine in several Fernleaf milk packets in the luggage of a 34-year-old self-employed woman of New Street Cumberland, Canje, Berbice.
The Fernleaf packets were found among clothing and other items.
As a result of the discovery, a Police rank opened and tested the contents of two of the Fernleaf milk packets, using the narcotic testing kit, and there was an indication of a narcotic suspected to be cocaine.
After the discovery was made, the 34-year-old woman was told of the offence committed, arrested, and cautioned.
The GPF further added that initially she had remained silent but she subsequently claimed that a (male, name withheld) had given her the items to take to Barbados.
As a result of the new information, law enforcement officers contacted the man, told him of the offence committed, and arrested and cautioned him.
He later admitted that he gave the woman the items but claimed that he did know about the suspected cocaine.
They were both escorted to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Narcotics Branch and placed in custody.
The suspected cocaine was weighed and it amounted to 4.873kg which is equivalent to 10 pounds. The Police said that investigations are ongoing.