[www.inewsguyana.com] – Jevon David, a 28-year -old dog handler attached to the Narcotics Branch, Criminal Investigation Department (CID), was today refused bail by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry on a narcotics charge.
He pleaded not guilty to the offence, particulars of which alleged that on May 23 at Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), he procured Eyon Persaud to traffic 3.498 kg of cocaine.
He was remanded to prison and the case transferred to Providence Magistrate’s Court for June 6.
David is a resident of Britton Village, Corentyne Berbice and has been working at the airport for the past three years now. His lawyer, Peter Hugh told the Court that David was held under close arrest for twelve days and complained about his clothes being torn.
However, Custom Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU) Prosecutor,Oswald Massiah confirmed that the defendant was held under close arrest but was not mistreated.
The facts were not read in Court and the Prosecutor requested that bail be refused on the grounds that no special reason was given to the Court.
Eyon Persaud, 25, of Hyde Park, Timehri and Alex Seymour, 20, of 58 Garnett Street, Newtown, Kitty, were recently brought before the Chief Magistrate charged with a similar offence and implicated David in the matter.
Both men pleaded not guilty and were remanded to prison.