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Jamaican arrested for attempting to export cocaine disguised as deodorant

GEORGETOWN,GUYANA, August 11, 2016 - A Jamaican man who attempted to ship cocaine disguised as deodorant has been arrested by members of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU).

The police report that the 54 year old man went to the post office with several bottles of roll-on deodorant, however, CANU agents, based at the post office found it strange that he was shipping such a low cost product from Guyana.

On closer examination, the agents said although the bottles were labeled as having various scents – they all had the same smell.

When the bottles were opened, the police found over one pound of cocaine .

The man, whose name was not released was arrested immediately.

The police say he could be charged before the end of the week.

The bust was made just hours after the police found more than 175 pounds of cocaine in frozen fish at the Cheddi Jagan airport that was about to be shipped to New York.

The Police Narcotics Branch Tuesday evening carried out the raid at the airport just as the drugs were being processed through a local air cargo service for shipment to the United States.

The Guyana based News Source on line publication said that several long pellet like shaped packets of the cocaine were discovered in a number of the frozen fish. It said the packets were tightly wrapped in white tape and plastic and placed just above the backbone of the fish.

Police have not released the name of the man detained. He was arrested at the airport as he overlooked the preparation of the drug cargo for shipment.

Two months ago, law enforcement authorities arrested three people after seizing a shipment of cocaine frozen fish at the airport.

The three are now before the courts on charges related to the 40 pounds of cocaine that had been seized.

Last modified onThursday, 11 August 2016 22:19

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