Lethem hotelier charged with trafficking drugs, attempting to bribe cops

A Lethem hotelier was yesterday remanded to prison after he was charged with the illegal possession of 118 pounds of cannabis and 3.5 pounds of cocaine as well as attempting to bribe police to discontinue the investigation.

Marlon Jarvis, 44, stood before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in a Georgetown court, where she read him the two charges.

The first charge alleges that Jarvis, on April 3rd, at Tabatinga, Lethem, had 53.74 kilogrammes (equivalent to 118.4 pounds) of cannabis, and 1.59 kilogrammes (equivalent to 3.5 pounds) of cocaine in his possession for trafficking…..