Canadian remanded over cocaine in suitcase

A first-time Canadian visitor to Guyana was remanded to prison over the possession of almost 21 pounds of cocaine after he was allegedly busted at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) early yesterday morning.

Edward Jones
Edward Jones

Edward Jones, a Canadian, pleaded not guilty when the charge of possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking was read to him by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court today.

According to reports, the illicit substance was found in the false bottoms of Jones’ two suitcases. The man’s lawyer Marcel Bobb made a bail application stating that the defendant suffered from heart problems.

However, Prosecutor Bharat Mangru objected to bail, stating that the reason given by the defence is not a special reason.

Jones’ matter will be heard again on Monday at the Providence Magistrate’s Court.

More in Local News

Comments

About these comments

The comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.

Get the day's headlines from SN in your inbox every morning:

Most Read This Week

  1. A police officer attempts to escort Rushelle Gittens out of the court compound

    Woman threatens to kill cop at city court complex

  2. Colin Rodney

    Cop charged with taking bribes

  3. Lakeram Kewlachand

    Gangaram man takes his own life

  4. Courtenay Griffith’s home in Lodge that is earmarked to be demolished.

    City to tear down 52 derelict buildings

  5. Citizens fleeing country due to crime, IAC says

  6. The Rio Inn at Forshaw and Oronoque Streets

    Teen shot dead outside Rio nightclub

  7. Tricia Loo

    East Canje woman jailed over cocaine in suitcases

  8. 15-year-old charged with murdering suspect in sister’s abuse

  9. Jean Rodrigues

    Woman shot in crossfire between cop, fleeing bandit


Recommended For You