Albouystown man remanded for trafficking narcotics

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Shawn McKay
Shawn McKay

[www.inewsguyana.com] – A labourer of Albouystown, Georgetown was on Monday (December 9) refused bail when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Priya-Sewnarine- Beharry, charged with trafficking narcotics.

Shawn McKay pleaded not guilty to the offence which alleged that on December 6 at Albouystown, he had in his possession 289 grammes of cannabis sativa (marijuana) for the purpose of trafficking.

Police Prosecutor Bharat Mangru told the court that on the day in question around 18:30hrs, ranks acting on information received went to the defendant’s home and conducted a search where two large transparent zip lock bags containing weeds, seeds and stems suspected to be the illegal substance was found concealed in a television stand.

The Prosecutor said that the defendant admitted when he was cautioned. He said a further search conducted revealed that he had $390,000 GYD along with US$75 in his possession which is suspected to be the proceeds of sales.

Mangru objected to bail on the grounds that there is no special reason provided by the defendant for him to be granted bail. He was remanded to prison until January 9.

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