Guyanese man busted with cocaine at CJIA remanded to prison

Darshanan Balram

[] – A 27-year-old man of Lot 211 Albert Street, Bourda, Georgetown, was remanded to prison for the offence of trafficking cocaine into the United States.

Darshanan Balram denied that on March 19, at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri, East Bank Demerara, he was in possession of 40.405 kilogrammes of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

The prosecution stated that on the day in question, around 13:00 hours the defendant went to the CJIA’s cargo bond to transport casreep, green seasoning and mixed fruits which were contained in 60 five gallons of bucket.

When he presented the documents to transport the items, ranks from the police narcotics division intercepted him and requested a search of his cargo. The search unveiled the cocaine concealed at the bottom of 40 of the buckets.

Bail was refused and he was remanded until April 08.

Representing Balram was Attorney-at-law, Gordon Gilhuys, who told the Court that the police are in possession of a quantity local and US currency, belonging to Balram.