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Bajan held in Guyana drug probe


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A BARBADIAN MAN is now in police custody in Guyana, assisting lawmen there in a drug importation investigation.
Elvin Graham was taken off a LIAT flight headed for Barbados late Wednesday, minutes before it departed the Cheddi Jagan International Airport.
He is suspected of having swallowed a number of cocaine pellets, according to a report in the Guyana Times Online newspaper.
The Barbadian was able to pass through a newly installed high-tech scanner at Guyana’s main international airport, to the bemusement of law enforcement officials.
But Graham was still apprehended minutes before take-off, as he was deemed to be acting suspiciously – sweating profusely – by a LIAT staffer. He was handed over to officers of the Police Narcotics Unit where he was interrogated by police through Wednesday night and Thursday, but denied allegations that he was a drug mule. He was however taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he allegedly passed out the wrapped illegal substance.
The incident has reportedly left Guyana’s law enforcement officials in a bind, since drugs such as cocaine pellets are supposed to show up under scanner scrutiny. (BA) 

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