US prosecution seeking to forfeit bail for drug accused Ghalee Khan

The prosecution in the drug case against Guyanese businessman and promoter Ghalee Khan and his alleged co-conspirator Danvor Griffith, who both have jumped bail, said yesterday it will seek to present a superseding indictment asking for the forfeiture of their bail.

Ghalee Khan
Ghalee Khan

The two who were arrested last November have failed to make their court appearances after being granted US$250,000 bail by Justice Ramon E. Reyes.

On Monday state attorney Benton Campbell  wrote to Judge Jack B. Weinstein informing him that the trial of the two is set to begin on  March 2 but the two remain fugitives.

One of the conditions of the two being granted bail was that they were not to make contact with each other but they have not been seen or heard from since and their attorneys and relatives have told authorities they do not know where they are.

While four persons signed the bond for 31-year-old Khan, the mother of 38-year-old Griffith was forced to sign over her house in order for him to leave jail. It therefore  means that should the bail be forfeited, Griffith’s mother would lose her home.

Khan, who was represented by state attorney Michael Weil, is charged with distributing cocaine. Information on the case is limited as the complaint was ordered sealed by Justice Reyes and it remains sealed.

The two men were reportedly tracked after leaving Guyana but were allowed to leave the JFK airport to make the drop before they were busted. Khan was under surveillance as he travelled on a flight from Trinidad to the US.

Court records had indicated that after Khan had arrived in the US, federal agents detected cocaine stashed in the rails and handles of his suitcase but allowed him to leave the airport to make the delivery.

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