22-year-old busted with $5.6M worth in cocaine laced in mats; another woman arrested

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22 year old Akata Makeba Garnett was arrested at the Eugene F. Correia International Airport, Ogle, East Coast Demerara after mats in her luggage were found laced with $5.6 million worth of cocaine.

The woman was destined for Barbados with five (5) mats laced with cocaine weighing 5.274kgs on Saturday.

According to a statement form the Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU) Headquarters, Makeba and another woman Malika Scott, 32 years old, of Grove East Bank Demerara have been arrested in connection with the discovery.

Investigations are ongoing.

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