[www.inewsguyana.com] – Seekumar Rambarran of Lot 805 Crabwood Creek, Corentyne, Berbice was remanded to prison by Magistrate Ann McLennan on Monday, September 21, 2015 after pleading not guilty charges of illegal possession of firearm, ammunition and the possession of drugs.
The court heard that on September 18 at Crabwood Creek, the businessman had in his possession one 12 gauge shot gun, when he is not a licensed firearm holder; the second offence stated that on the same day at Crabwood Creek, he also had in his possession 51 live 12 gauge ammunition.
The court was also informed that on the same day at Crabwood Creek, he had in his possession 26 grammes of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. He was also charged with the illegal possession of 36 grammes marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.
Rambarran was represented by Attorney-at-law, James Bond, who in his bail application, informed the court that his client is a very sickly man with heart complications.
According to Bond, his client has no control and knowledge of any of the items found by the police, which he explained were discovered in an empty lot in the bushes, which is quite a distance from the residence of Rambarran.
However, Police Prosecutor Deniro Jones opposed bail, explaining to the Magistrate that ranks from the CID headquarters were heading surveillance on a sting operation for two weeks when the arrest was made.
According to the Prosecutor, on the day in question, the ranks noticed the defendant throwing small containers in an adjacent yard, after which he was arrested.
Upon searching the yard, the ranks found the illegal weapon. The court heard that the defendant then allegedly offered to bribe the police and is expected to be charged for that offense soon. The matter was transferred to Springlands Magistrate’s Court for October 05.