[www.inewsguyana.com] – Twenty – three – year – old Minibus Driver, Alwyn Anthony Solomon was today remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry for trafficking narcotics in boots soles.
Solomon of Timehri Docks, East Bank Demerara, pleaded not guilty to the offence. It is alleged that on Thursday, October 30 at Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri, East Bank Demerara, he had in his possession 2.19 kilogrammes of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU) Oswald Massiah, told the Court that investigations are still ongoing into the matter.
Solomon told the Court that he is represented by Attorney – at – Law, Mark Waldron; however, his Counsel was not present in court. Bail was refused and the case was transferred to the Providence Magistrate’s Court for November 3.
According to reports, the defendant was destined to Canada and was in transit when his luggage was placed on a scanner and the strange object was seen. He was summoned and his luggage was further checked when the illegal substance was found in nine pairs of boots soles.