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Trending ‘TikToker’ remanded for trafficking cocaine valuing US$2,700

The 23-year-old Guyanese TikTok star who was recently busted by the Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU) ranks while attempting to ship 540 grammes of cocaine, was on Thursday remanded to prison.

Lisa Ramnarine of Hague, West Coast Demerara (WCD), appeared before Principal Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs- Marcus at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

She pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on June 7, 2022, at DHL’s 50 E Fifth Street, Alberttown, Georgetown Headquarters, she trafficked 540 grammes of cocaine.

She was remanded to prison until July 5, 2022.

According to reports, CANU ranks arrested Ramnarine after a package destined for export with her name as the sender, had cocaine concealed inside of it. The cocaine to be shipped was hidden in Hindu religious Items.

A release from CANU indicated that the unit acted on intelligence it received and moved to the DHL Guyana Office at 50 E Fifth Street, Alberttown, Georgetown where they proceed to locate the package containing a Hindu Havan Kund, as well as other religious items.

Upon examining the items, it was discovered that there was a hidden compartment within the Kund, which was suspected to contain narcotics.

Examinations determined that a substance suspected to be cocaine was concealed within the religious item.  The sender’s information was retrieved from the package which led to her arrest.

She was then escorted to CANU headquarters, where the item was dismantled in her presence, revealing the suspected narcotics which tested positive for cocaine, weighing 540 grammes.

The cocaine is valued at US$2,700 (GY$564,874.83).