December 14, 2017

Cocaine laced hammocks: Woman remanded to prison

The woman who recently surrendered to the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), after reportedly attempting to ship hammocks that were laced with cocaine was on Tuesday remanded to prison when she appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.

Remanded: Tiffini
Tricia Collison

The hammocks were laced with cocaine

Tiffini Tricia Collison, 26, of Guyhoc Park, Georgetown, appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts and denied the charge brought against her.
That charge stated that on September 20, 2017, she attempted to traffic 6.742 kilograms of cocaine.
CANU’s Prosecutor Konyo Sandiford detailed that under her mother’s identity, the defendant attempted to post four hammocks via DHL Shipping.
However, the hammocks, which were destined for the United States, were discovered by a CANU rank at the Eugene F Correia International Airport, at Ogle, East Coast Demerara (ECD).
As such, a wanted bulletin was issued for Collison, who days later surrendered to CANU with an attorney.
She was remanded to prison, and was expected to make her next court appearance on October 19, 2017.