REGIONAL: St. Lucian Women Plead Guilty to Drug Trafficking
The two St. Lucian women who were busted with cocaine in their vaginas at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport on Wednesday have pleaded guilty to the drug trafficking charges and will not be heading home for the holidays.
The two women, 43-year-old Andree Willy and 38-year-old Chermisa Wheeler appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court this morning and both entered a guilty plea when the charges were read to them.
Wheeler has been sentenced to 48 months in jail and fined Guyanese $79,200 for her attempt to ferry out just over 3 ounces of cocaine while the other St. Lucian was sentenced to 50 months in jail and fined $268,200 for her efforts to traffic 10 ounces of cocaine through the Cheddi Jagan Airport.
The two women faced separate charges. The court was told that the women were departing passengers when agents of the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit noticed them behaving in a suspicious manner as they approached the airport security scanner. The women were searched and the cocaine was found stashed in their vaginas wrapped up in plastic measuring up to eight inches long.