Venezuelan remanded for alleged trafficking of narcotics

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A Venezuelan was remanded to prison by the Chief Magistrate today (Monday), after he denied having 1000 grams of cannabis in his possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Twenty-nine-year-old, Franklin Gonsalves was charged for having the cannabis on July 9, 2018 at Kaikan Village, Cuyuni River.

Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield told the court that the police, on the day in question, stopped and searched Gonsalves, who was seen acting in a suspicious matter. It was then that his haversack was searched and the drugs were found hidden in a transparent bowl.

Bail was objected to based on the fact that the foreign national is a flight risk.

As such Gonsalves was remanded to prison. He will return at the Kamarang Magistrate Courts on September 17 2018 when the matter continues.

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