A 23-year-old woman of Hague, West Coast Demerara (WCD) was arrested after agents of the Customs Anti Narcotic Unit (CANU) busted her with 540 grammes of cocaine on Tuesday.
CANU officers acting on information intercepted a parcel containing a Hindu havan kunt, as well as other religious items at DHL Headquarters, 50 E Fifth Street, Alberttown, Georgetown.
Officers examined the items and discovered a hidden compartment within the kunt, which was suspected to contain narcotics. Further examinations determined that a substance suspected to be cocaine was concealed within the religious item.
The sender’s information retrieved from the package led to the arrest of Lisa Ramnarine. She was taken to CANU’s headquarters where the item was dismantled in her presence, revealing the suspected narcotics, which tested positive for cocaine, weighing 540 grammes.
Investigations are ongoing