Lethem bus driver remanded for trafficking cocaine, cannabis


The Lethem bus driver who was on Sunday morning discovered with a large quantity of cocaine and cannabis while transporting passengers to Lethem was on Tuesday before Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan to answer for the offense.

Garfield Parker and the quantity of drugs reportedly unearthed from his vehicle

55-year-old Garfield Parker appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts and denied the allegation against him.

The charge alleged that he on October 1, 2017, at the Mabura Police Checkpoint, Linden was found to be in possession of 24.9 kilograms of cannabis and 200 grams of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

The accused who had no legal representation was remanded to prison and will return to the Linden Magistrates’ Court on October 11, 2017.

On the day of the discovery, Parker was reportedly attempting to pass through the above mentioned checkpoint at around 04:00hrs when the discovery was made.

His vehicle was thoroughly searched by ranks, who reportedly received a tip off, when the drugs were unearthed.

As such, he was taken into Police custody where he was later charged.


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