Taxi Driver charged with illegal possession of ammo, drugs

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Mark Prince. [iNews' Photo]
Mark Prince. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – A Taxi Driver of Lot 69 James Street, Albouystown, Georgetown, was remanded to prison on Thursday, June 04 for the illegal possession of ammunition and drugs.

Thirty – four – year old Mark Prince pleaded not guilty to both charges, before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court.

It is alleged that on June 03 at James and Curtis Street, Albouystown, he had in his possession 1269 grammes of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.

Particulars of the other charge said on the same day at James and Curtis Street, he also had in his possession 6 live rounds of .32 ammunition when he is not a licensed firearm holder.

Prince, who was unrepresented, told the court that he lives in an apartment building with other people, but he is the only person being charged.

However, Police Prosecutor Shawn Gonsalves told the court that around 05:45 hrs on the day in question, ranks from Criminal Investigations Department (CID) headquarters conducted a raid on Prince’s home.

The court heard that the prohibited drug and ammunition were found in his presence after which he allegedly admitted to the police that, “I done with crime and is just weed I hustling”.

The prosecutor successfully opposed bail on the grounds that sufficient reasons were not given to the court for bail to be granted. The matter was transferred before Magistrate Ann McLennan for report and fixtures on June 8.

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