Former Assistant to Gov’t Minister remanded to prison following drug bust


Kenroy Joseph. [iNews’ Photo]
[] – Kenroy Joseph, who allegedly assisted a couple to traffic cocaine to Canada, was today remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry.

The accused is a former assistant of Junior Minister of Agriculture Ali Baksh

He pleaded not guilty to the charge, which alleged that on January 30 at Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri, East Bank Demerara, he aided and abetted Mahendra Ramsuchit and Rohbina Basdeoram to traffic 21.360 kilogrammes of cocaine.

It is alleged that he took the couple to the airport with a forged protocol letter, which he was allowed to use the VIP lounge of CJIA and assisted the couple to board the airplane.

Joseph was represented by Attorney-at-Law, James Bond, who argued that his client was not at the airport on the day in question. He added that Joseph has no knowledge of the crime and refused to accept that his client was with the other two defendants. He stated that Joseph never produced any letter on their behalf.

It is alleged that he obtained a forged letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and presented it to the Airline, Fly Jamaica, to allow Ramsuchit and Basdeoram to enter into the VIP lounge when they were not supposed to.

The couple has already been charged and was remanded to prison on February 02 after pleading not guilty to the charge.



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