[www.inewsguyana.com] – Forty – one – year old Marlon King of Enterprise, East Coast Demerara, was today sentenced to 60 months imprisonment by Magistrate Judy Latchman for trafficking narcotics.
He was also fined over $4 million after he was found guilty of the offence. Particulars of the charge stated that on October 9, 2013 at South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, he had in his possession 8.206 kilogrammes of Marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.
According to the Prosecution facts, the police caught King and another man outside the La Familia Hotel, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown during a “stake out”.
Acting on information, ranks from CANU went to Aubrey Barker Street, South Ruimveldt in the vicinity of La Familia Hotel. There, a car arrived with King who exited with a suitcase. He then proceeded to the rear of another car that was parked a short distance away.
King approached that car and placed the same suitcase inside.
Shortly, after, CANU officers approached the car and found 18 packets of the illegal substance. King claimed that he was given the suitcase by someone on Sheriff Street but he did not know that it contained the drugs.
King told the Court that he was in the area to take his diabetes medication and that he visited the hotel because he was having an affair with a married woman.