[www.inewsguyana.com] – Two men were placed before Magistrate Fabayo Azore charged with possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.
Forty – one – year – old Marlon King of Roxanne Burnham Gardens, Georgetown and 30 – year – old Carlos Fussette of Fort Ordinance Housing Scheme, Canje Berbice both pleaded not guilty to the charge.
They were both remanded to prison.
According to the allegation, on October 9 at South Ruimveldt Georgetown, both men had 8.206 grams of cannabis in their possession. According to CANU Prosecutor Oswald Messiah; acting on information received a group of CANU officers went to Aubrey Barker Street in the vicinity of La Familia Hotel and while there, a car pulled up with King, who exited the car with a suitcase and went to another car which was parked not far away.
The prosecutor said King opened the car trunk and placed the suitcase inside. Shortly after the CANU ranks who were on a stake out noticed the other accused Fussette approaching the said vehicle and as a result the ranks stopped and search the men and the vehicle during which 18 packets of the illegal substance were found.
Attorney – at – Law Melville Duke represented Marlon King and while making an application for bail noted that his client denies any knowledge of the cannabis and according to him there is another person who provided his client with the suitcase.
Meanwhile, Carlos King who had no legal representation requested to speak with the Magistrate but was advised not to do so since he could incriminate himself. Bail was refused and they are slated to reappear in Court on October 14. [Royan Abrams]