Palmyra taxi driver remanded over 22 lb of cannabis

Devash Reshiram

A Palmyra Village, Corentyne taxi driver was remanded to prison yesterday after he was allegedly busted on Monday morning with just over 22 pounds of cannabis at Bath Village, West Coast Berbice.

Devash Reshiram, 20, of Lot 38 Palmyra Village, appeared yesterday morning at the Fort Wellington Magis-trate’s Court where he was charged with possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.

The charge stated that the accused on Monday, 29th January, was found to have in his possession a quantity of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.

The items found in the car

Reshiram, who was represented by Attorney at Law, Joel Edmond, pleaded not guilty to the charge when he appeared before Magistrate Rhondell Weaver.

Magistrate Weaver denied Reshiram bail and he will have to return to court on February 21, for a report.

On Monday morning at around 9.45 am, Deputy Commander of B Division, Senior Superintendent, Edmond Cooper and a party of police acting on information received, nabbed Reshiram at Bath Village.

The police said that a search was carried out on the accused’s vehicle, a white Toyota 212 motor car, licence plate number PWW 3313, and five taped parcels containing suspected cannabis were discovered inside a black shoulder bag which was on the back seat of the vehicle.

According to information gathered, Reshiram was en route to Georgetown when he was busted by the police.

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