No Drugs Please …We’re Guyanese! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

No Drugs Please …We’re Guyanese! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

A woman arriving at Kennedy International Airport in New York from Guyana was found with six bags of milk and custard powder that were filled with cocaine. Customs officials said they found 13 pounds of drugs in her luggage, with an estimated street value of $230,000

This ridiculousness has to stop. Guyanese have smuggled drugs in girdles, salt fish, underwear, shrimps, bangamary, curry and rice, sneakers, custard powder, rum bottles, scrap metal, soup, flour, baking powder, chowmein, snapper, cricket bats, wigs, false bottom of shoes, lumber, rice, body orifices, and wiri wiri peppers. Wiri wiri peppers? Why do they have to mess with these little red balls of flavor?

Photo: A woman a from Guyana arrived at JFK Airport in New York had six bags of milk and custard powder containing 13lbs of cocaine worth $230.00US.

Do these smugglers know that wiri wiri has now been banned in America and the plants fetch a hefty sum on Liberty Avenue in Queens? Rather than pick on the humble wiri wiri how about choosing sasparilla, kapadulla, moco moco, or congo pump, the one with the long hard stump?  

The sad fact is that despite the drug busts at international airports Guyanese will continue to think up of ways in which to smuggle drugs into other countries. If an orifice is missing they will probably invent one!

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  • dhanpaul narine  On 11/02/2015 at 6:06 pm

    Reports coming out of Georgetown today state that a woman was arrested at CJIA for attempting to smuggle 18 towa towa birds and 29 other species of birds to Queens in New York. The birds were hidden in hair curlers.

  • Dhanpaul narine  On 11/02/2016 at 7:13 am

    Thanks for the list Cyril. I see that exactly a year ago I commented on the smuggling situation in Guyana. Sadly, the smuggling of drugs and other items still continue. We need a campaign to educate the community; smuggling benefits no one, least of all those that are caught at Airports and other places.

  • N. Levine  On 06/05/2017 at 11:11 am

    Yes, I agree that certain methods of transporting narcotics should not be included in our food chain!
    Guyana is a wonderful country to visit, great food and friendly people!
    The lack of proper policing due to corruption at the highest levels will continue to make this country a vital shipping point for the Narcos.

    • BRUCE From LONDON  On 06/05/2017 at 3:00 pm

      Yes too true..Colombia is having a great time enjoying the benefits as well

      Great country shame.about government and corruption

      If people received fair salary, buck people, women and chidren treated with respect it would be so nice.

  • Albert  On 06/05/2017 at 5:09 pm

    Did I miss a criticism of the increasing US drug consumption market. Once there is that strong monetary incentive people are going to continue trying to smuggle drugs to the US. America itself gives a mix message. Washington State and others now make it legal for commercial sale of marijuana (or whatever). Saw on TV long lines to the drug shop early in the morning in one state, and the sellers hoarding piles of money because the banks would not take it. What message is sent to the poor masses.

  • dhanpaul narine  On 05/15/2022 at 3:05 pm

    On the program “To catch a smuggler’ by National Geographic, one can find Guyanese busted at major airports for carrying drugs. There was one program in which the Guyanese said he saw the officers on TV, before, and yet he decided to smuggle. The message is that drugs should be avoided at all costs.

  • Brother Man  On 05/15/2022 at 6:27 pm

    Put bluntly, unless medically prescribed, drugs are for losers!

  • dhanpaul narine  On 05/16/2022 at 6:46 pm

    You have hit the nail on the head! I couldn’t agree more.

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