Contractor, engineer charged, remanded for trafficking cocaine


A contractor and an engineer, said to be workers attached to the Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MPI), were on Friday remanded to prison when they appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on a charge of having cocaine in their possession for trafficking purposes.

Michael Sikhism

Michael Sikhism and Avishkar Rambarran, both 20 years old of Enmore and Annandale, East Coast Demerara, respectively, pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on Thursday June 8 2017, they were found with 254 grams of cocaine in their possession at Grove, East Bank Demerara.

The duo were remanded to prison and are expected to reappear in Court on June 26, 2017.
Based on information recieved, at around 14:00hrs on Thursday, police, acting on intelligence information stopped the vehicle that the two were traveling in on the Grove Public Road.
Avishkar Rambarran

After a search was conducted, the quantity of cocaine was discovered in the glove compartment of their vehicle.

The men reportedly begged ranks “for a chance” and noted that they were transporting the illegal substance for someone, and they would be given a percentage of the cost of the drug upon delivery.
Investigations are still ongoing.


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