Gold miner remanded for trafficking cocaine

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Following a recent drug-bust at the Stabroek Market Square, Georgetown, 30-year-old Keon Aaron was remanded to prison after he pleaded not guilty to the allegation before Magistrate Judy Latchman on Monday afternoon.

The charge detailed that on June 17, 2017, the accused was in possession of 1.24 kilograms of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

Police Prosecutor Shawn Gonsalves related that on the day of the incident police constable Eastman conducted a raid at the Stabroek Market area and saw the defendant acting in a suspicious manner. Aaron was reportedly observed entering a vehicle bearing number plate PRR 4991 with a white bag.

Aaron’s departure was aborted by the swift response of police who intercepted him and searched the contents of the car, the bag was found to contain a substance suspected to be the illicit drug.

The man was subsequently arrested and charged with the above mentioned offence.

The unrepresented prisoner told the Magistrate that he is a gold miner by trade and has a fixed place of abode in Diamond on the East Bank of Demerara.

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