Ganja found in construction worker’s freezer

– court hears

A construction worker was refused bail yesterday after a court heard that a quantity of cannabis was found in his freezer during a search by police.

It is alleged that on February 11, at Canal Number 2, West Bank Demerara (WBD), Narindra Narine Persaud, 38, had 318 grammes of cannabis in his possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Persaud, of Lot 22 North Section, Canal Number 2, pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to him by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court 1.

The police’s case is that, acting on information received, they went to Persaud’s home and after receiving permission to search they uncovered the cannabis in a freezer. Upon being questioned, Persaud reportedly claimed the narcotics and asked police to give him a chance.

Prosecutor Michael Grant objected to bail, while noting that special reasons must be advanced to the court for bail to be granted.

Attorney Peter Hugh made an application for bail to be granted in a reasonable sum to Persaud, whom he said resides with his sickly mother.

His submission, however, did not satisfy the requirements for bail and Persaud was was remanded to prison. The matter was transferred to the Wales Magistrate’s Court, where it will be called on February 20.

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