Whim businessman in court over firecrackers

Magistrate Krishndat Persaud denied a businessman his pre-trial freedom when he appeared before him yesterday at the Number 51 Magistrate’s Court charged with possession of firecrackers.

It is alleged that on November 6, 38-year-old Gajendranauth Budhoo of Whim Village, Corentyne had in his possession four packs of mini crackers, four packs of fireworks, six packs of clear thunder, 15 packs of crazy king, four packs of trornpito crackers, nine packs of coloured flares, 10 packs of scratch bombs and 42 packs of magic shots.

Budhoo was refused bail and is to return to court on November 15 for trial.

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