Two farmers remanded for trafficking 94 kilos of cocaine

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From left: John Dasilva, Kevin Fitz George

Two Essequibo farmers who were fingered in a recent drug bust on the Pomeroon River (Region-Two) were today arraigned before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and charged for trafficking in just over 94 kilograms of cocaine.

Forty-five year-old John Dasilva and Kevin Fitz George were represented by Attorney-at-Law Mark Waldron and they pleaded not guilty to the joint charge.

They were both remanded to the Lusignan holding facility on the East Coast of Demerara until August 28, when they are expected to face the Charity Magistrate’s Court.

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) intercepted a boat laden with wrapped packages which later checked out to be the illicit drug

This publication had previously reported that the two men were taken into custody on Monday, following the discovery of the illicit substance in several well-wrapped packages aboard a vessel on the Pomeroon River.

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