Philipsburg: — Customs on St. Maarten managed to arrest a man from Wakenaam, Guyana with five kilos of cocaine on Monday.
Head of Customs, Anthony Doran, said that his vigilant colleagues conducting controls at the Airport detained a male passenger with the initials J.A.R. The man was born in Wakenaam, Guyana. The suspect arrived at Princess Juliana International Airport on the Caribbean Airlines flight with the route Guyana-SXM-SXM-Jamaica.
J.A.R had a suitcase in his possession that had false sides that were filled with a substance that resembled cocaine.
Doran said that after testing the substance proved to be cocaine. The five kilos of cocaine was confiscated and the passenger was arrested pending further investigation.
Customs are currently doing an in depth investigation as to the intended destination of the drugs, Doran said.
Guyana-St. Maarten is an unusual route for smugglers. Customs wants to know if the drugs were intended for St. Maarten, the European Continent or the United States, Doran said.
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