US-based chef gets three years over cocaine found in bag handles

- son to face trial

Darren Owen Harris, the United States-based chef who was busted along with his son with cocaine in handles of their luggage at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), will spend the next three years in jail after admitting that he was trying to smuggle the drugs to New York.

However, Harris’s attempts to accept full responsibility for the crime and clear his son of any wrongdoing proved to be in vain as Darren Harris Jnr, 19, of Lot 27 D’Urban Street, Lodge, was subsequently arraigned on a charge of possession of cocaine for trafficking and he was remanded to prison to await trial.

A composed Harris, 41, stood before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry at the  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



Join the Conversation

After you comment, click Post. If you're not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.

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/delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity. We moderate ALL comments, so your comment will not be published until it has been reviewed by a moderator.