Nismes resident remanded to prison for possession of narcotics

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DSC05363[www.inewsguyana.com] – Thirty nine – year – old Chitram Persaud of Nismes, West Bank Demerara has been remanded to prison after he was charged for possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.

Persaud made his first appearance in the Georgetown Magistrates Court on Friday, October 25 before Chief Magistrate Priya Beharry and pleaded not guilty to the charge which read that on October 23 at his home he had 336 grams of cannabis in his possession for trafficking.

Attorney – at -law Glenn Hanoman who represented the accused, while making application for bail claimed that the police did not properly investigated the matter since the illegal substance was found close to his client premises and not in his possession.

The attorney argued that the matter was prematurely brought before the court since the area in which the cannabis was found is also visited frequently by several persons.

Meanwhile, Police Prosecutor Bharrat Mangru told the court that on the day of the incident ranks acting on information went to Persaud’s home and conducted a search during which a black bag was seen at the corner of a trench in the yard of the accused which contained the marijuana. In addition the prosecuted related that Persaud admitted that the illegal substance belonged to him and signed a confession statement in that regard.

After hearing the case the Chief Magistrate refused bail and Persaud was remanded to prison untilNovember 01.

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