Despite Suriname’s airspace being limited, the 52-year-old RL has tried to smuggle cocaine to the Netherlands. The Counter-International Drugs Team (BID team) of the police arrested RL on Thursday, November 26 at the Johan Adolf Pengel international airport in Zanderij.
R. fell through the basket during the visitation of Zanderij when a total of 820 grams of cocaine was discovered in his suitcase. The drug was hidden in a jar between his clothes.
The drug courier R. was arrested and handed over to the Narcotics Brigade for further investigation. After consultation with the Public Prosecution Service, the suspect was arrested.