Four Charged In Connection To Cocaine Bust In Cuyuni River
Four of the five persons fingered in that multi-million dollar 150 killogrames of cocaine bust in the Cuyuni River were charged and remanded to prison today. A fifth man is said to be hospitalized and did not appear in court. Those charged are Luis Albert Garcia, Clinton Collier, Deonarine and Randolph Singh while the fifth accuse Terry James was did not appear due to illness.
When the matter was called before principal magistrate Priya Beharry in the Georgetown Magistrates court the three Guyanese and one Venezuelan entered a not guilty to the charge.
The men were represented by attorney’s at-law Glen Honaman and Vic Puran who told the court in their bail applications that the men were in the wrong place at the wrong time and that the illicit substance was not found on them.
Capitol News understands that the drugs were concealed in four plastic containers that were found on the boat.
Upon leaving the court attorney at law Vic Puran said while the police have been very co-operative he still will want to see the police do proper investigative work
The Police have not yet been able to pinpoint who may have been the mastermind in the importation of the drugs. To import that quantity of caocaine from the suppliers would require an outlay of $375.000 US, that’s nearly 80 Million Guyana dollars. It is unclear whether any of those charges are financially endowed to move that quantity through Guyana.
In most cases in the past quantities above the 100 kilo mark are from a consortium of so called businessmen who are invariably named in court documents overseas but in Guyana no one in the last two decades has ever been convicted in this country for that much cocaine.