NEW YORK, United States, Wednesday November 18, 2015 – A Guyanese hairdresser is facing drug charges in the United States after passing 105 pellets of cocaine at the John F Kennedy Airport in New York.
Shureen Giddings, 26, swallowed the drug-filled pellets before getting on the plane in Guyana on November 9.
On arrival in New York, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers searched her luggage and did a body pat-down, but found nothing.
However, after further questioning, the mother of one confessed to the agents and asked to use the bathroom as she could no longer hold the pellets.
Giddings passed 17 of the pellets there and was then taken to a medical facility at the airport where an x-ray was done and it was discovered she had more pellets in her stomach. She subsequently passed 88 pellets.
The drugs weighed three pounds.
Giddings was charged with cocaine importation.