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Over $3M in drugs found in passenger’s suitcase at Piarco

Over $3M in drugs found in passenger’s suitcase at Piarco

Over 3 million dollars in drugs were recovered from a passenger at the Piarco International Airport yesterday.

Surinamese national Bernadette Astrid Silvana Van Zichem was held by officers, as she was about to board flight BW412 to Barbados.

A search of her suitcase resulted in 4.78 kilogrammes of cocaine with an estimated street value of $1,912,000.

14.14 kilogrammes of high-grade marijuana, with an estimated street value of $1,267,707was also concealed inside the luggage.

The 36 year old was in transit from her home country.

She appeared before an Arima Magistrate today, and the matter has been adjourned to tomorrow.

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December 6th, 2017

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