Essequibo man pleads guilty to taking ganja to Barbados

(Barbados Nation) – A seaman who entered the Bridgetown Port with over 26 pounds of marijuana on Tuesday, hidden aboard a tug will know his fate come October 24.

Thakurdeo Heeraman pleaded guilty to four drug-related charges when he appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

Heeraman, who hails from Essequibo in Guyana, was remanded to HMP Dodds.

The sailor travelled here from his homeland aboard the motor-tug Marianne and barge DBL3201, on September 20.

The vessel berthed at the Bridgetown Port; but before arriving here, he placed 18 packages of ganja inside a haversack, which he placed into a black garbage bag and hid in the storage bin of the barge.

About 5 am on Tuesday, he removed the haversack but while he was placing it in a skip, a customs officer observed his actions.

Heeraman was then escorted to the customs department where the bag was examined and six brown taped packages and 12 transparent plastic bags containing the marijuana were found.

The sailor later told police that he was being paid to bring the drugs to Barbados.

 

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