Zanneel Williams, a former media worker has pleaded guilty to a drug trafficking charge and will know her fate later in the month.
She confessed to the crime today at the Diamond/Grove Magistrate’s Court. Williams was further remanded to prison until sentencing is handed down on February 27, 2023.
Last year, Williams was arraigned before Magistrate Sunil Scarce at the Diamond/Grove Magistrates’ Court and opted to plead guilty for the offense of Narcotics trafficking. She then changed her plea to not guilty.
Also last year, Former CANU officer Anil Sookhoo, and Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) officer Shameka Caesar were all charged in connection with the drug bust.
Williams’ trial was scheduled to commence today but a confession before the court has now changed the trajectory of the case. A probation report will also be prepared at sentencing.
Last April, Williams was caught at the airport with 7.9 Kilos of cocaine. The narcotics were found concealed in the walls of one of her carry-on bags. Williams was a passenger on a Jetblue flight which was destined for the United States. In addition, CANU found an additional 1.6 Kilos of cocaine strapped to her body.