[www.inewsguyana.com] – A seaman who was recently busted with cocaine at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) as he prepared to board a US-bound flight was remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry on Thursday, January 22.
Alex Macy of Middle Street, Skeldon, Corentyne Berbice was not required to plead to the indictable charge, particulars of which stated that on Tuesday January 20, at the airport, he had in his possession 12.250 kilogrammes of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Prosecutor, Stephen Telford told the Court that Macy has a 10 year United States of America Visa and had visited there twice before.
He said that on the day in question Macy was an outgoing passenger on a Dynamic Airways flight destined for the US.
According to the Prosecutor, Macy had two suitcases and as he was checking in, ranks noticed he was acting in a suspicious manner and approached him. His suitcase was searched and Telford said that the cocaine was found in two Bob Marley bags.
The Prosecutor told the Court that investigations in the matter are incomplete. The Chief Magistrate refused bail and Macy will make his next court appearance on February 09.