Dismissed Ogle Security officer on bail in US for narcotics
Trafficking in Narcotics out of Guyana continues to be a problem. Last Thursday May 24, 2012, a woman Tahsha Taylor, slipped out of the country with just over 100 grams of cocaine in her underwear and “private parts”. She departed Guyana on a Caribbean Airlines flight for New York via Trinidad and Tobago. That case is still under investigation in the United States.
And the former security official at the Ogle who was nabbed on May 20th 2012 with six kilos of cocaine in his suitcase is now on bail. But according to the court documents the man Alejandro Wickham has been ordered by the court to remain in NY for the week with his cousin. After that he can move to Pennsylvania to stay with his brother. A Brooklyn resident put up the bond of 100,000 USD for the man who two Sundays ago passed through the CJIA with the cocaine in his luggage.
The US agents found the cocaine in four food containers in a blue suitcase that Wickham presented for inspection. He claimed that the food was for his aunt. Wickham was in custody at the Brooklyn Metro Detention Center until last Thursday May 24, 2012 when bail was posted.
Following the reports of the New York cocaine find on May 20th, security officials at both airports in Guyana launched an investigation and Wickham was dismissed. But even before that CANU spearheaded a probe of certain airport employees at the CJIA. The authorities there revoked the passes of several employees. Capitol News understands one other employee working at Ogle came under scrutiny after his non-disclosure of a past brush with the law outside of the jurisdiction. He reportedly left the job immediately after the incident last week.
Law Enforcement Officials both within and outside of Guyana are concerned that persons on bond for various cases in the US and other jurisdictions usually find themselves back here.