Two prison officers remanded for alleged trafficking of 434g of ganja

Cleveland Cross

Two prison officers, who were held earlier this week for narcotics possession were yesterday remanded to prison after they denied the allegation.

Charged were Cleveland Cross, 22, of Plaisance, and Abdul Paramsook of Number 11 Village, Corentyne, Berbice.

The charge alleges that the duo on May 21, at Avenue of the Republic, had 434 grammes of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.

Both Cross and Paramsook denied the charges levelled against them.

Abdul Paramsook

Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield objected to bail being granted to the defendants. According to the prosecutor, on the day in question, the Director of Prisons, acting on information contacted the police and they proceeded to the Avenue of the Republic in the vicinity of the Berbice car park where contact was made with Cross.

The prosecutor said that Cross had a bag on his back which contained two parcels of cannabis. Mansfield stated that when Cross was questioned he told the police that he had received the parcels from Paramsook to keep for him in the bag. When the police questioned Paramsook he admitted to doing same.

Mansfield stated that both men had given caution statements admitting to their involvement.

The duo were then remanded to prison by acting Chief Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus and the matter was adjourned to June 8 when it is expected to be heard by Magistrate Leron Daly.

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