GRA employee remanded to prison for cocaine in mail

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Clive David
Clive David. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) employee, Clive David  was  remanded to prison by Magistrate Ann McLennan for trafficking cocaine in mail.

David, 28 of Lodge, Georgetown, pleaded not guilty to the offence, which alleged that on April 9 and 11 at the Georgetown Post Office Cooperation (GPOC), Robb Street; he had 647 grammes of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

Police Prosecutor Dinero Jones said on April 9 around 13:00 Police attached to the Narcotics Branch, Eve Leary, conducted a routine check on a mail bag bounded for JFK Airport. As a result of the search, five sealed envelopes containing cocaine were found.

The Court heard that during his confession, Clive stated that he was given the illegal substance by someone and was promised a payment of US$1000 to post the prohibited substance to the US.

The Prosecutor said the defendant was aware of the substance in the envelopes and investigations are incomplete since an analyst report is still outstanding.

Jones objected to bail, citing that no special reason was given to the Court by the defence. The accused was represented by Attorney – at – Law, Lancelot Patrick Perriera, who told the Court that his client was employed with GRA for over nine years.

The case was postponed to May 9. The GRA had stated that the employee was caught on camera accepting the US$1,000 bribe.

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