[www.inewsguyana.com] – A man and a pregnant woman charged with trafficking cocaine in ornaments were remanded to prison today, Tuesday, July 08 by Magistrate Fabayo Azore.
Gordon Plass of Mocha Arcadia and Belinda Williams of Meadow Brook Garden, Georgetown, both pleaded not guilty to the charge which alleged that on Monday, July 7 at Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri, they had in their possession in excess of two grammes of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
Police Prosecutor Steven Telford told the Court that Williams was at the CJIA posting cargo which was destined for Dublin, Ireland with an Amerjet flight. However, ranks conducted a field test on pieces of ornament, which confirmed the cocaine.
Under caution, Williams told the ranks that she was given the box Plass to post. However, Plass is also claiming that he was given the box of ornaments to post to Ireland.
According to the Prosecutor, investigations are ongoing to ascertain the original owner and based on these circumstances, he requested that bail be denied for both defendants.
Williams was represented by Attorney – at – law, Patrice Henry, while Plass was unrepresented. Henry said his client is married with two children and is presently five months pregnant. Under circumstances, he requested bail. However, the Magistrate stated that no special reasons were given for bail to be granted.
The Prosecutor added that Plass was previously convicted in Barbados on a similar matter and there are six witnesses in the matter. The matter was set for July 28 for trial.