Guyanese nabbed with cocaine at JFK Airport

first_imgJust two days after Guyanese hairdresser Karen Stuffle was sentenced in a local court to four years’ imprisonment and fined $2.3 million for attempting to smuggle cocaine into the USA, Guyanese Alicia Coppin was subjected to a search by the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) on Tuesday when she arrived at the JFK International Airport in New York, and later admitted to attempting to traffick cocaine into the USA by inserting a quantity of the narcotics into her vaginal cavity and stomach.According to reports, Coppin was seen acting in a suspicious manner, and DEA agents proceeded to question her.An X-ray examination performed on the woman revealed that a quantity of cocaine was stashed in her vaginal cavity, and several cocaine pellets were in herAlicia Coppinstomach.She was later taken to a medical facility, where she excreted the drugs, the amount of which has not been disclosed.The woman remains in custody of the NYC Police, and is likely to face drug trafficking charges soon. In fact, this publication understands that her case is in the docket of the New York Eastern District Court, where a pre-arraignment complaint has been filed against her by the state since September 11.Only last Sunday, a search conducted on Guyanese hairdresser Karen Stuffle by CANU ranks at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) resulted in 100 cocaine pellets, totalling 1.42 kilograms, stashed in her vagina and stomach, being unearthed.After admitting to the offence on Thursday, the 48-year-old Stuffle told the court she had been paid some US$400 to traffic the narcotics, and her airfare had also been paid in full.last_img read more