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3 seniors among five busted with cocaine, ecstasy pills at Prashad Nagar

Updated: May 27, 2022

Five persons, including three seniors, were arrested on Tuesday after ranks of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) discovered 25 pounds of cocaine and several ecstasy pills in a Prashad Nagar Georgetown house.

Those arrested are 62-year-old Lena Narine, also known as “Aunty Lena,” 60-year-old James Herbert called “Uncle James,” 71-year-old Kay Jennifer Butcher, 27-year-old Jamal Narine, called “Tunks,” and 47-year-old Surinamese National Gregory Faria.

Reports are that CANU Officers acting on information received conducted an operation at Lot 295 Shantiniketan Street Prashad Nagar, Georgetown, which led to the discovery of the illegal items.

The suspected cocaine weighed 11.4kgs with a street value of approximately $12.5M. The suspected ecstasy weighed 266 grams with a street value of roughly $400,000.

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