Twenty-three-year-old Lisa Ramnarine, who attempted to ship cocaine inside several religious items, was on Thursday slapped with a drug trafficking charge and was remanded to prison.
Ramnarine of Hague, West Coast Demerara (WCD) was hauled before Principal Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The charge states that on June 7, 2022, at DHL Express, 50 Fifth Street, Alberttown, Georgetown, she had 540 grams of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
Bail was denied, and Ramnarine was remanded to prison until July 5, 2022, and the matter was transferred to Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.
MTV News Update previously reported that ranks of the Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU), acting on information received, went to DHL Headquarters, where they intercepted a parcel containing a Hindu Havan Kund, as well as other religious items.
Upon examining the items, the suspected cocaine was found in a hidden compartment of the Kund. The sender’s information was retrieved by ranks, which led to the arrest of Ramnarine.
She was escorted to CANU’s Headquarters, where the item was dismantled in her presence, and tested positive for cocaine.