[www.inewsguyana.com] – Four men recently busted in the vicinity of a Sheriff Street Chinese restaurant as they reportedly attempted to transfer several slabs of cocaine from one car to another, were remanded to prison when they appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore on Friday, January 30.
Kevin Gordon, a 32-year-old miner of Section ‘C’ Sophia, Greater Georgetown; Fabian Gonsalves, a beverage supplier; Adrian David, a 25-year-old taxi driver of ‘B’ Field Sophia and Carl Roberts, a 27-year-old businessman of Lot 62 Duncan Street, Campbellville were jointly charged with conspiracy to traffic narcotics.
It is alleged that on January 28 at Sheriff Street, Campbellville, Georgetown they conspired with each other to traffic 11.150 kilogrammes of cocaine.
Gordon was also charged with possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking whereby it is alleged that on Wednesday, January 28 he had 1.084 kilogrammes of cocaine in his possession for trafficking purposes.
The men were not required to plead to the indictable offence and the case was prosecuted by Inspector Stephen Telford.
It was reported that on the day in question, acting on information received ranks from the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU) trailed a car whose occupants were listed as Gonsalves, David and Roberts.
The car eventually stopped on Sheriff Street, in the vicinity of Kamboat Restaurant where Gordon’s car was reportedly parked. CANU ranks observed Gordon hand over a yellow container to Gonsalves who took it back to the car where David and Roberts were waiting.
As the ranks made their way to the car, Gordon reportedly ran into a minibus but some ranks pursued him while the others swooped down on the three in the car.
CANU ranks seized the container where they found 10 slabs of a whitish substance suspected to be cocaine.
When checks were made, a slab of the drug was reportedly found in the bonnet of the car Gordon was driving. The men were cautioned and taken into custody when the illegal substance was weighed and tested.
Attorneys-at-Law Mark Waldron and Tanicia Daniels represented Gordon and Gonsalves respectively while Attorney-at-Law Glenn Hanoman stood on behalf of David and Roberts.
The lawyers stated that their clients had no knowledge of the drug or a conspiracy to traffic narcotics. They asked the Court to consider bail.
The Court heard that Adrian David was previously convicted on a drug trafficking charge and had been released on bail pending an appeal.
Bail was refused and they will appear before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry on February 05.